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A 34-year-old member asked:

are haldol (haloperidol) and halothane in related drugs?

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 16 years experience
No they are not: Halothane is an inhaled, general anesthesia. Haloperidol (haldol) is an older antipsychotic medication (introduced in 1967) used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
No: They are totally different. Haldol (haloperidol) is a first generation, anti-psychotic medication. Halothane is an inhalant used during general anasthesia.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 39 years experience
Halothane is a modified version of ether, given only as an inhaled gas. Haldol (haloperidol) is a sedative and anti-psychotic med that can be given IV or in pill form.
Jul 5, 2012
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Yes,: they both contain the halogen Fluorine, they both alter your mind, but there are more disimilarities

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A 71-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to get over the immobility side-effect of haldol (haloperidol)?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
HALDOL (haloperidol) SIDE EFFECTS: Haldol (haloperidol) side effects will depend on your age and the dose of the medication. Some of the side effects are difficulty in breathing, dizziness, drowsiness, unusual weakness & tiredness. Stopping the drug should get rid of any side effects in a matter of days. Check with your doctor. Older people are affected more than younger ones.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is a medication that decreases the side effects of haldol, (haloperidol) an antipsychotic?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Depends on SE: Several medications are used with Haldol (haloperidol) to reduce side effects. Most commonly, the biggest problem is what are call eprs (extrapyramical resactions). Anticholinergics are highly beneficial, and a commonly used one is benztropine (cogentin). Agitation also sometimes occurs as a side-effect, and a benzodizaapine such as Lorazepam (ativan) can help with that.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you fatally overdose on your haldol (haloperidol)?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry 30 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.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for haldol (haloperidol) overdose?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 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.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can haloperidol be used for opioid withdrawal?

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Dr. Mark Shukhman
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Not recommended: Haloperidol is an anti-psychotic. It helps people who are agitated from psychosis. Agitation from opioid withdrawal comes from a different source. Haloperidol will help to cloud the consciousness, but will not help symptoms of withdrawal. Clonidine, or even better, lofexidine are more appropriate choices.

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