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Haldol And Cogentin
What is more effective for akathisia caused by geodon (ziprasidone) and other antipsychotics. Artane or cogentin?
Both can work, BUT: I think these traditional drugs both work equally well and have significant and substantial anti-cholinergic side effects, such as visual blurring, dryness of mouth, postural hypotension, bladder issues, drowsiness, dizziness. With your restless leg issues, maybe a dopamine agonist could address both issues. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Is there an drug interaction with Haldol, (haloperidol) Olanzapine, Zyprexa and the antidepressant Wellbutrin?
Yes there are: Zyprexa (olanzapine) is the trade name for Olanzapine so you only have 3 unique drugs listed though some would argue that brand & generic named drugs are technically 2 distinct forms of chemical compounds. There are several SIGNIFICANT reactions (heart rhythm, sedation, neurological issues) that could occur with these drugs so you should talk things over with your doctor if there are concerns or side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
EPS: Cogentin (benztropine) is used to treat only the extrapyramidal side effects (eps) from antipsychotics. These include tremor, rigidity, and akithesia. It does not counteract other side effects of antipsychotics, such as cardiac issues, metabolic issues, or changes in mentation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Haldol (haloperidol) is an antipsychotic that can cause extrapyramidal symptoms. These symptoms can be Parkinson's like (tremor, shuffling walk), dystonic (sustained contractions of muscle groups, some cause abnormal posture) or akathisia (feeling of restlessness). Akineton is a medication that helps treat the above side effects that can occur with Haldol (haloperidol) and other antipsychotic medications. ...Read more
Tried geodon, (ziprasidone) risperdal, abilify, haldol, seroquel, zyprexa and dislike all them. For paranoid schizophrenia. Dont like insomnia, akathisisa, weightga
Talk w/psychiatrist: You have not asked a question here, but have expressed your displeasure with some of the available antipsychotic medications for your illness. Please discuss this with your own psychiatrist, as there are still other options available. Paranoid schizophrenia is a serious illness and does need treatment. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Classes and Actions: Thorazine & Haldol are antipsychotic or neuroleptic medications. They are prescribed for psychosis and sometimes for agitation. An old name is major tranquilizer. They are not particularly fun to take. Ativan is a benzodiazapine, like are valium and xanax (alprazolam). They have been called minor tranquilizers, have sedative properties and can be abused and addictive. Ativan is used for anxiety and agitation. ...Read more
Variety of Effects: I am not sure if you are asking about taking them together, or just their effects in general. On the positive side, these older antipsychotic medications can help to decrease hallucinations and bizarre thoughts. They can also decrease agitation. On the negative side, there are a variety of possible side effects, most common of which are sedation and various problems related to abnormal movements. ...Read more
Extrapyramidal symptoms occur with thorazine, haldol, (haloperidol) mellaril, or cardiazem, what to do?
Only A Partial List: Side-effects of haldol: mild - blurred vision, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry-mouth, headache, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, upset stomach. Moderate: dystonias, parkinson's symptoms. Severe - tardive dyskinesia (abnormal involutary movements), neuroleptic malignant syndrome (high fever, muscle rigidity, seizures). This is only a partial list of side effects. ...Read more
Akathisia: For specific treatment advice, ask your neurologist or psychiatrist. Not much scientific evidence guides clinical judgment if Propranolol has failed; still, consider asking your doctor about other lipophilic beta-blockers, benzodiazepines, levetiracetam, valproic acid, or tricyclic antidepressants. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer