PulmCrit- Intravenous olanzapine: Faster than IM olanzapine, safer than IV haloperidol?

Is IV olanzapine ready for prime time? This boils down to a choice of the devil that we know (haloperidol) versus the devil that we don’t entirely know (olanzapine). IV olanzapine is newer, so it is possible that additional side effects may emerge over time. However, we already know that there are significant problems with IV haloperidol.

EMCrit by Josh Farkas.