In honor of the full moon tonight, I would like to pay tribute to a pharmacological legend. Historically one of the all-time great emergency department drugs, our use of this product has unfortunately been sharply curtailed by the FDA black box warning. While its precise mechanism of action may be unclear, the fact is that this medication is an outstanding treatment for migraine headaches, nausea, agitation, psychosis, and all varieties of annoying drunks. Its most distinguishing feature?
It makes crazy people normal, and it makes normal people crazy.
At least for a little while.
I miss it.