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Does akineton work together with haldol (haloperidol)?

Does akineton work together with haldol (haloperidol)?

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

Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Haloperidol (Definition)

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


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What to do if my mom is having a reaction to her haldol (haloperidol)?

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

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What does haldol (haloperidol) do in normal people if you are not schizo?

Calming, Sedating: If a person is not psychotic, Haldol (haloperidol) will tend to provide a calming and sedating effect. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice, my mom is having a reaction to her haldol (haloperidol)?

Can you give me advice, my mom is having a reaction to her haldol (haloperidol)?

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

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My psychiatrist prescribed it to me, but what does this haldol (haloperidol) do?

Antipsychotic med: The best answer will come from the Psychiatrist who is treating you...please ask him or her why you are being prescribed this. In my practice, with my patients, I don't generally prescribe Haldol (haloperidol) any more, because although it is very effective and inexpensive, it has annoying side effects. It's usually used for treatment of psychosis or tics. ...Read more

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

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

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

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Haldol (Definition)

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