Concomitant Parenteral Benzodiazepines and Olanzapine

Introduction Intramuscular olanzapine and parenteral benzodiazepines are commonly used agents in the ED for acute agitation. An FDA warning states that potentially fatal respiratory depression can occur when olanzapine and parenteral benzodiazepines are administered concomitantly stating “concomitant administration of intramuscular olanzapine and parenteral benzodiazepine has not been studied and is therefore not recommended.” This warning […]

The Use of Phenylephrine for Management of Priapism

Download the PDF Introduction The American Urological Association (AUA) defines priapism as a persistent penile erection lasting at least four hours related or non-related to sexual stimulation.  Priapism is a medical emergency that is rare, unpredictable and can occur in all age groups especially in patients with sickle cell disease. A sympathomimetic medication such as […]