Are Oral Medications Effective in the Management of Acute Agitation
The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 05/02/2012
Gault TI et al. – Treatment with oral medications is as effective as intramuscular medications in rapidly reducing psychotic agitation in the ED. Their use is thought to pose less risk to both patient and ED staff and is less coercive. There is little to no evidence about the use of oral medications for ED patients with extreme agitation.