The intravenous route is not FDA approved and is generally not recommended except when no other alternatives are available. Intravenous administration appears to be associated with a higher risk of QT prolongation and torsade de pointes (TdP) than other forms of administration. The manufacturer recommends ECG monitoring for QT prolongation and arrhythmias if IV administration is required. A dose in the range of 1 to 5 mg IV has been suggested, with the dose being repeated at 30 to 60 minute intervals, if needed. A maximum IV dose has not been established. The lowest effective dose should be used in conjunction with conversion to oral therapy as soon as possible.
I’ve never taken neuroleptics but was put on benzos and a so-called “antidepressant” while I was in the state hospital. I was never informed of how habit forming benzos are nor about the horrible withdrawal problems associated with them. When I left the hospital I had many nice scripts for lots of benzos and the expectation was that I would stay on them forever. Benzos are supposed to be used for only a short time! I did ask about how the antidepressant would affect my sex life and was told that it had no effects on that. However, I was not told that this same antidepressant often can cause heart attacks. I ended up having a heart attack and often wonder if it was caused by this toxic drug.
Quinn could not make out the license number, but got a look at the driver, white with dark hair, in his late 20’s or early 30’s wearing a white undershirt. He believed two people were sitting next to him. Quinn did not know what the driver’s intent was and noted he had not turned around or tried to pursue him. Still he felt only his Viet Nam experience and training had kept him from running up the embankment or losing control of the vehicle. He reported it immediately to Mike Garrett, Dan Garrett’s son, a reserve deputy for sheriff Montanos and Head of Synanon Public Safety.