Haldol (haloperidol decanoate) is a drug prescribed for the treatment of certain mood/mental disorders (such as schizophrenia schizoaffective disorders).
Haldol medication is a psychiatric drug (antipsychotic-type) that works by helping reinstate the balance of certain brain natural substances (neurotransmitters).
- It is used, alone or with other medications, to treat symptoms of schizophrenia and psychosis.
- It likewise lessens aggression and decreases suicidal and negative thoughts and hallucinations.
- This drug is used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by using drugs for cancer and is used to treat symptoms of Tourette’s syndrome and delirium.
- This may also be used in hyperactive children with serious behavior problems when other medications fail to work.
- Haldol should be taken orally by mouth, with or without food, or as directed by your doctor.
- A person’s medical condition and response to treatment determine the dosage. To receive the best benefit from this drug, take it on a daily basis at the same time(s) every day to help you remember.
- It is not advisable to stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Certain conditions may worsen when the drug is abruptly withdrawn. Dosage may need to be gradually lowered.
- Inform your doctor if your symptoms persist or become worse.
Haldol Side Effects
Potential Adverse Effects:
- Muscle tenseness
If you have any of the following adverse effects, contact your doctor right away: heart palpitations, high blood pressure, or eyesight abnormalities.
If you are allergic to haloperidol or have any other allergies, notify your doctor or pharmacist before taking it. Consult your pharmacist for further information.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you ever had a severe nervous system problem, Parkinson’s disease, bipolar disorder, difficulty urinating (for example, due to prostate problems), glaucoma, heart problems (such as angina), hyperthyroidism, seizures, or low white blood cell count before taking this medication.
Haloperidol has been linked to cardiac rhythm disorder (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can cause dangerous (occasionally fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms that require medical attention (such as severe dizziness, fainting).
Frequently Asked Questions
-What are the most common reasons for prescribing Haldol for nausea?
Haldol may be prescribed to treat nausea and vomiting caused by cancer drugs.
-How long does Haldol take to take effect?
Haldol is quickly absorbed, but it may take a few days to a few weeks before psychotic symptoms or symptoms of Tourette syndrome subside. It usually takes four to six weeks for maximum effects to be seen.
-Is Haldol effective and safe in children under three years old?
Safety and effectiveness in children under three years old are not known.
– How much is the price of this medication?
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