Table 1

Rescue antiemetic treatment (patients aged ≥18 years)

IntraoperativeInterventionRescue 1Rescue 2Rescue 3
DexamethasoneChewing gumOndansetron 4 mgDroperidol 0.625 mgCyclizine 50 mg
Ondansetron 4 mgDroperidol 0.625 mgCyclizine 50 mgMetoclopramide 20 mg
Dexamethasone+droperidolChewing gumOndansetron 4 mgCyclizine 50 mgMetoclopramide 20 mg
Ondansetron 4 mgCyclizine 50 mgMetoclopramide 20 mgPropofol 20 mg
  • All medications apart from propofol can be administered on the ward if patient is discharged from PACU <2 hours postrandomisation, still within the observation period. All medications administered intravenously.