Background: Prophylactic administration of an antiemetic is a common procedure for patients undergoing strabismus surgery. Droperidol and ondansetron hydrochloride are commonly used antiemetics. This study compared the rates of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in adult patients undergoing strabismus surgery with prophylactically administered Droperidol or ondansetron hydrochloride. Methods: A double-masked, randomized, prospective study was conducted comparing droperidol with ondansetron hydrochloride when administered prophylactically to adults undergoing strabismus surgery. Results: Forty-five patients entered the study with a mean age of 30 years. Twenty percent of patients had nausea immediately postoperatively and 37% had nausea before discharge with no significant differences between groups. Overall rate of emesis, time in the recovery room, and time to discharge was not significantly difference between the droperidol and ondansetron hydrochloride group. Conclusion: No real differences in the ability to prevent PONV between the two medications were bound in this study.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus|
|State||Published - Sep 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health