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Table 4 Drugs of choice for intramuscular sedation, doses and frequency of use in the three hospitals.

From: Current practices in managing acutely disturbed patients at three hospitals in Rio de Janeiro-Brazil: a prevalence study

Drug of choice Frequency of use mean dose in mg (range)
Haloperidol + promethazine 61% 5 (2.5–10) + 50 (25–100)
Haloperidol + promethazine + diazepam 15% 5 (2.5–10) + 50 (25–100) + 10
Diazepam 9% 10
Haloperidol + promethazine + chlorpromazine 7% 5 + 50 + 25
Chlorpromazine + diazepam + promethazine 1% 25 + 10 + 50
Chlorpromazine + promethanzine 1% 25 + 50
Chlorpromazine 1% 25
diazepam + promethazine 1% 10 + 50
Haloperidol + diazepam 1% 5 + 10
Promethazine 1% 50