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Haloperidol

Haloperidol Information

Haloperidol Benefits & Uses

Haloperidol is used to treat the following -

Haloperidol Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Haloperidol

Haloperidol

Haloperidol Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Haloperidol is used -

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Dry Mouth Mild
  3. Weight gain
  4. Akathisia
  5. Dystonia Moderate
  6. Constipation Moderate
  7. Headache Mild
  8. Nausea or vomiting
  9. Tremor
  10. Photosensitivity
  11. Restlessness
  12. Abdominal Pain Mild
  13. Low energy
  14. Restless (tossing and turning) sleep
  15. Hallucinations

Haloperidol Related Warnings

Is the use of Haloperidol safe for pregnant women?

Haloperidol can have harmful effects for pregnant women. If you experience anything like this, then discontinue Haloperidol and take your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Is the use of Haloperidol safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Haloperidol. It should not be taken only under medical supervision.

Severe

What is the effect of Haloperidol on the Kidneys?

There are no any side effects of Haloperidol for kidney.

Safe

What is the effect of Haloperidol on the Liver?

Haloperidol may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Haloperidol on the Heart?

Haloperidol may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Haloperidol with Other Drugs

Haloperidol should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan

    Propranolol

    Timolol

    Haloperidol Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Haloperidol unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    1. Depression
    2. Arrhythmia
    3. Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate)
    4. Tardive Dyskinesia
    5. Parkinson's Disease
    6. Dementia

    Frequently asked Questions about Haloperidol

    Is this Haloperidol habit forming or addictive?

    No, there is no any evidence that Haloperidol is addictive.

    No

    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    After taking Haloperidol you may feel sleepy. So it is not safe to undertake these activities.

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    " Yes, Haloperidol it is safe but take it after seeking your doctor's advice."

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    Yes, this Haloperidol works for mental disorders.

    Yes

    Haloperidol Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Haloperidol

    You can take Haloperidol with food.

    Safe

    Interaction between Alcohol and Haloperidol

    Consumption of alcohol and Haloperidol together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe
    This medicine data has been created by -
    Md Saadullah
    M.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience
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    Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    2 Years of Experience
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    References

    1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 633-634
    2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 441
    3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Haldol® (haloperidol)