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Haldol Decanoate 100 Mg
Does haldol (haloperidol) decanoate 100 mg take 15 weeks to completely be eliminated because it's half life is three weeks?
Rule of 5's: Typically, half life elimination is governed by multiplier of 5, so if half-life is 3 wks, full elimination would be of course 15 weeks. That is indeed a long time, and I suspect that the true drug elimination half-life is shorter for your haldol, (haloperidol) as mechanistically, the duration is not the true half-life. ...Read more
Is there a way to speed up Abilify (aripiprazole) elimination and haldol decanoate injection elimination? Stopping both and just using zyprexa. Half life 75hrs3weeks
No.: Unfortunately not, you just have to wait patiently. ...Read more
My haldol decanoate finally ran out. Used it to get over geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawal. Now I'm on zyprexa but tried geodon (ziprasidone) one day and now feeling anxious. Zypre?
Avoid Zyprexa (olanzapine) if possible: Extremely rare that I prescribe zyprexa, unless for some reason weight gain (that tends to occur very frequently with zyprexa) is desired. Metabolic syndrome and diabetes are also not uncommon adverse effects. If a medication in this class is required, I think Abilify (aripiprazole) at lowest effective dose is often helpful with a relatively low incidence of the serious side effects very often seen with zyprexa. ...Read more
Does 100mg haldol (haloperidol) decanoate stay in your system after the four weeks even a little bit?
If haldol (haloperidol) decanoate 100mg takes 15 to fully eliminate and im at week 5, will it still be released, active and have an effect on me? Also taking zyprex
Haldol (haloperidol) decanoate: Haldol (haloperidol) will continue to be released in an active form until it leaves for system completely. Meanwhile it sounds like you are being transitioned over to zyprexa. There is a definite art doing this in long-acting forms and I am sure that your doctor is taking this into account. If for some reason you have any doubts, simply ask your doctor exactly what the plan is for the transition and how it works. Best wishes. ...Read more
I remember being injected with Haldol (haloperidol) decanoate and being unable to eat my food because I had so much eps. Is this typical? Is my brain damaged?
Haldol (haloperidol) is known for: Hellacious side effects including muscle rigidity to the point of posture distortion and/or muscular immobilization. Injectable Haldol (haloperidol) is still used in severe cases, or in medication resistant cases where meds really ARE indicated because the consequences of not using it are worse. Prolixin also enjoys a similar bad reputation. The good news is, your brain is not likely damaged. ...Read more
Is it likely zyprexa is the reason for my akathisia and constipation? Or is it haldol (haloperidol) decanoate?
Could be either: Those both cause side effects including akathisia and changes in gastrointestinal functioning. It could be that each one causes a separate side effect. For example, it could be the Haloperidol Decanoate causing the akathisia and the Olanzapine causing the constipation, for example although this is only a hypothesis. I would talk to your prescribing physician about your side effects. Stay safe! ...Read more
Can haldol (haloperidol) decanoate, prozac, or zyprexa negatively affect concentration or reading comprehension?
Reading comp: Yes any of these medications can affect reading concentration and comprehension. ...Read more
Is the anus a muscle because I feel like it is being left open after a bowel movement. Think it is caused by haldol (haloperidol) decanoate it zyprexa or prozac?
Yes: There is an anal sphincter which is a set of muscles that open and close the anus to allow for defecation. It relaxes and opens to permit passage of fecal contents and may remain relaxed after bowel movements for a period of time before regaining tone. This is normal. It is unlikely a result of your medications. ...Read more
Can haldol (haloperidol) decanoate or zyprexa be the cause of excessive smelling flatulence and smelly feet? Also lack of regular bowel movements
Possibly: Flatulence and smelly feet are uncommon side effects of tx with Haldol (haloperidol) or zyprexa. However, zyprexa is anticholinergic and may cause constipation or GI problems. If you have diabetes you may be at more risk for infections including athlete's foot with zyprexa. These problems would be less common with haldol (haloperidol). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
Many: Possible side effects include uncontrollable movements, restless feeling, insomnia, anxiety, drowsiness, feelingn you wanna kill someone, weight changes, dry mouth, breast tenderness or enlargement, nipple discharge, menstrual irregularities, photosensitivity. Possible severe reactions can include seizures, high or low blood pressure, heat stroke, heart rhythm disturbance, and liver damage. ...Read more
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
Antipsychotics: A group of medications called Neuroleptics / Antipsychotics ...Read more
Reaction to Haldol (haloperidol)?: Different reactions to Haldol are possible -- from allergic (rare), to slowed movements ; stiffness (much more common) and also dyskinetic movements (also common). Psychiatrists sometimes prescribe meds like Cogentin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to counteract some of these effects. I suggest contacting her psychiatrist and telling him/her what you're seeing. Doctor may need to see your mom to offer help. ...Read more
With caution, yes: It is possible for an individual to be allergic to Chlorpromazine while being not allergic to haloperidol. The two medications are in the same division in the family of medications in that they are both typical antipsychotics although they have differences in potency. I would talk to your md and listen to your body carefully. Any disturbing changes or side effects should be evaluated quickly! ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what the side effect is. If its rigidity or abnormal movements then go directly to the ER. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is commonly used to treat that at times. Call your physician immediately to discuss options. If you are having side effects discuss if stopping the medication may be appropriate. ...Read more
A/W Dr. Koenigsberg: It is most often used for psychotic disorders & tics. It is in an older class of antipsychotics and thus is not used this often. Please sit down and discuss this with your prescribing provider. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Haldol (haloperidol): Haldol or haloperidol is a drug used primarily to treat psychosis. It has been used for decades and remains an effective drug for a variety of medical conditions. There are many potential side effects including tardive dyskinesia and the symptoms increase with increasing dosages. Discuss with your medical doctor the benefits, risks and alternative options to haldol. ...Read more
I was on haldol (haloperidol) for a few years & I stoped it for 4 weeks, but nothing happened to me. Only a bit of social anxiety. Can you explain why?
Depends on Why: I don't know why you were on haldol (haloperidol). But many of the reasons that people take Haldol (haloperidol) are because it prevents things (psychotic episodes or manic episodes) that happen occasionally, but when they do happen very bad things can happen. So the fact that you feel nothing when you stop the Haldol (haloperidol) might not mean that everything is fine, it depends on why you are taking it. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
On Haldol (haloperidol). Dr wants me on atypical because of neurogenesis. Atypicals have alot of side effects. Tried most of them. Should I worry if stay on haldol (haloperidol)?
I understand your distress.
Thank you for informing about Graves' disease, and use of Arava; both of them can cause Anxiety.
Arava can also cause Depression and insomnia.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis of Psychosis, depression and anxiety, Medication benefits and side effects, decreasing dose of Haldol, (haloperidol) attending Day Treatment Center for monitoring of dose and Therapy for stress in your life. ...Read more
Discuss alternatives: Virtually all medications have potential for side effects; what is acceptable vs unacceptable varies from person to person. There may be alternatives to injectable Haldol (haloperidol) that would be effective but would have fewer side effects or the side effects would be more tolerable. Before stopping or changing meds, it's prudent to have a full discussion with your prescribing doctor about other choices. ...Read more