Rapid tranquilisation of young people aged 12-17 years, algorithm

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Adolescents have developing brains and are vulnerable to side effects e.g. disinhibition due to the use of benzodiazepine medication. It is NEVER appropriate to use haloperidol in adolescents.

Always consider and offer non-drug strategies, if behaviour continues to pose risk to self or others.

NOTE: this guideline is hosted on the NHSGGC Paediatrics Guidelines website. Clicking on the link below will open the guideline in a new window.


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