of severe nausea and vomiting. The neuroleptics (most commonly prochlor-perazine), are
useful in treatment of drug induced nausea. Nausea arising from emotion should be treated
with sedatives and antihistamines, rather than with these powerful drugs.
The neuroleptic drugs may be used as tranquilizers to manage agitated and disruptive
behavior. Neuroleptics are used in combination with narcotic analgetics for treatment of
chronic pain with severe anxiety. Chlorpromazine is used to treat intractable hiccups.
Droperidol is a component of neuroleptanesthesia. Prometathazine is not a good
antipsychotic drug, but the agent is used in treating pruritus because of its