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Can you fatally overdose on your haldol (haloperidol)?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Unfortunately Yes: Overdosage of Haldol (haloperidol) is manifested by many of the same side effects experienced only to an intense degree: severe extrapyramical reactions (tremor, rigid muscles, weak muscles), low blood pressure, and sedation. One can experience severe cardiac problems leading to cardiac arrest. Since there is no antidote, supportive treatment is all that is available. So know your dose and follow it closely.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for haldol (haloperidol) overdose?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
Mostly supportive: There is no antidote for an overdose of haldol (haloperidol). If caught acutely, lavage to get as much out of the stomach as possible, plus charcoal to absorb some. Large overdose can produce serious life-threatening effects on the body, including elevated temp, heart problems, muscle spasms, etc. Some symptoms can be counteracted with other medications; most require support until passes out of body.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Haldol (haloperidol) overdose?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Haldol: Per drugs.Com Haldol oral doses for psychosis can be anywhere from 0.5 to 2mg 2 to 3 times per day to up to 100mg/ day in severe cases. An overdose is accidental or intentional ingestion or application of an excessive dose of a medication. Medications overdoses may be dangerous and may lead to death in some situations.

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