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My boyfriend was recently prescribed to haldol (haloperidol) and I am scared about why he was prescribed that medication?

My boyfriend was recently prescribed to haldol (haloperidol) and I am scared about why he was prescribed that medication?

Haldol (haloperidol): Haldol (haloperidol) is prescribed for agitation, bipolar do & psychoses. I would recommend inquiring from your boyfriend about what it is prescribed for & for how long. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Haloperidol (Definition)

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Is there a medication that decreases the side effects of haldol (haloperidol)?

Is there a medication that decreases the side effects of haldol (haloperidol)?

Yes, several: Depending on the type of side effects you're experiencing, medications such as Artane and Cogentin (benztropine) could be helpful. Please see your psychiatrist for an evaluation for these difficulties, since that would be the best source of evaluation and help. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Haldol (haloperidol) and zoloft. My wife is taking haldol (haloperidol) and zolft. Her eyes roll in her head. She is out of it. And she freezes like a heroin addict. Is this a side effect from the medication.

Haldol (haloperidol) and zoloft. My wife is taking haldol (haloperidol) and zolft. Her eyes roll in her head. She is out of it. And she freezes like a heroin addict. Is this a side effect from the medication.

Talk to her doctor!: Haldol (haloperidol) can cause involuntary muscle movements and periods where people seem to be mute or "frozen." this is a potentially serious side effect, and if the Haldol (haloperidol) is continued can lead to it becoming permanent. Zoloft is unlikely to be involved, but an interaction is possible. Talk to the prescriber immediately! most doctors tell their patients to tell them about side effects, not go to internet. ...Read more

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Are haldol (haloperidol) and halothane in related drugs?

Are haldol (haloperidol) and halothane in  related drugs?

No: They are totally different. Haldol (haloperidol) is a first generation, anti-psychotic medication. Halothane is an inhalant used during general anasthesia. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a reason why they call haldol (haloperidol) a "nasty drug"?

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

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How long should anti-psychiatric drugs like haldol (haloperidol) be used?

Antipsychotic?: I think you probably mean "antipsychotic drugs". These medicines can potentially be used for several years. This depends on whether the medicine is still needed and whether it is being well tolerated. ...Read more

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Does taking a litle extra seroquel and haldol (haloperidol) still make me a drug addict?

Does taking a litle extra seroquel and haldol (haloperidol) still make me a drug addict?

Not wise: Both of the medications you mentioned, seroquel and Haldol (haloperidol) are very potent and can have side-effects. As such, it is not a good idea to take any more of these medications (or really any more of any other prescribed medications for that matter) than your doctor has prescribed. ...Read more

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Is there an drug interaction with Haldol, (haloperidol) Olanzapine, Zyprexa and the antidepressant Wellbutrin?

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 more

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Haldol (Definition)

Haloperidol is a high strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug ...Read more