Generic Name - Haloperidol
Symptoms of psychotic conditions.
Haloperidol is indicated to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions, including hallucinations, delusions, and confusion. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in your brain. Haloperidol can help you to keep in touch with reality and reduce your mental problems.
Haloperidol Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Haloperidol is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Haloperidol should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Heart or blood vessel disease
There are a number of medications that interact with Haloperidol. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Haloperidol,
The usual recommended dosage of Haloperidol for schizophrenia is 1 to 6 milligrams daily. This amount should be divided into 2 or 3 smaller doses.
Haloperidol Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Haloperidol side Effects include confusion, difficulty breathing, difficulty in speaking or swallowing, difficulty passing urine, or sudden loss of bladder control, dizziness or lightheadedness, fast or irregular heartbeat (palpitations),
Fever, chills, or sore throat, hot, dry skin or lack of sweating, loss of balance or difficulty walking and seizures (convulsions).
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Haloperidol.
Haloperidol and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Haloperidol is likely to cause any harm to the fetus, if used during pregnancy. Hence, talk to your doctor and ask for medical opinion.
Haloperidol and Breastfeeding
Use of Haloperidol during breast feeding is not recommended as it is likely to be secreted in human milk.
Haloperidol and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Haloperidol in pediatric patients have not been established.
Haloperidol and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Haloperidol in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Haloperidol serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.