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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Haloperidol (Overview)

Haloperidol is a high strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug for psychosis (psychiatric drug).


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What is haloperidol's mechnism of action?

What is haloperidol's mechnism of action?

Haldol (haloperidol) action: Haloperidol is a typical butyrophenone type antipsychotic that exhibits high affinity Dopamine d2 receptor antagonism and slow receptor dissociation kinetics.[49] haloperidol's negligible affinity for histamine h1 receptors and muscarinic m1 acetylcholine receptors. En.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/haloperidol. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
311 Doctors shared insights

Haloperidol (Overview)

Haloperidol is a high strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug for psychosis (psychiatric drug).


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What exactly is haloperidol?

What exactly is haloperidol?

Haldol (haloperidol): Is an old antipsychotic agent that blocks Dopamine receptors in the brain & releaves psychotic symptoms. ...Read more

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Dystonic reactions induced by haloperidol?

Dystonic reactions induced by haloperidol?

Dystonia: The person can have painful muscle spasms, twisting muscular postures, arching or extension of the back, eyes going back in the head, neck spasms, tongue rolling or spasming, jaw spasms, etc. It isn't pleasant. Fortunately medicines such as benztropine and amantadine can help. The person may have to take these meds daily if the dystonia has become chronic. ...Read more

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I have just been prescribed haloperidol:15mg a day. Can haloperidol cause sedation/tranquilization?

I have just been prescribed haloperidol:15mg a day. Can haloperidol cause sedation/tranquilization?

Yes: Your doctor will work with you to find the best medication at the best dose to relieve your symptoms as much as possible. Haloperidol (haldol) is usually given to help psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions. It's one of the less sedating antipsychotic agents, but this can still happen. Side effects must be reviewed and balanced vs. Treating the illness. ...Read more

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Any street uses for thioridazine, haloperidol?

Any street uses for thioridazine, haloperidol?

NO: However, given the answer above, people will use anything they can get their hands on to abuse, or help with a crash of other drugs. Both, have a high risk of a muscule movement disorder called tardive dyskensia, which can be permanent, and a syndrome called nms, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, which can be fatal... ...Read more

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Is haloperidol used for schizophrenia treatment only? I am prescribed with halo. I am expriencing voice hallucinations and was diagnoised with ptsd.

Haldol (haloperidol): Can be used 'off-label'. It is an older antipsychotic medication that has indications for schizophrenia ; tourette disorder. It can be used for psychotic or dissociative symptoms (such as can occur with ptsd). I prefer working with the newer class of atypical antipsychotics. Take care. ...Read more

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Generally speaking, is it appropriate to use hydromorphone to treat the symptoms of delirium if haloperidol is not very effective?

Generally speaking, is it appropriate to use hydromorphone to treat the symptoms of delirium if haloperidol is not very effective?

Absolutely not: Unless the delirium is caused by uncontrolled pain, hydromorphone is an inappropriate treatment for it. In fact, it may exacerbate delirium. ...Read more

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Is trembling as side effect of haloperidol?

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Is trembling as side effect of haloperidol?

Haldol (haloperidol): It may cause parkinsonian-like symptoms which include tremor, rigidity & hypokynesia. ...Read more

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My husband was recently taken off haloperidol. What kinds of side effects he can expect?

My husband was recently taken off haloperidol. What kinds of side effects he can expect?

Depends: There is usually no withdrawal from coming off haldol (haloperidol). If he was on it a long time at a high dose, it should be tapered to avoid withdrawal dyskinesias = abnormal movements. The biggest concern is relapse of the condition that it was used to treat. It is used to treat major psychiatric conditions which have a high relapse rate and consideration of alternative medications for relapse prevention. ...Read more

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I'm on psychaitric medications haloperidol remeron (mirtazapine) and celexa. How long before I get better?

I'm on psychaitric medications haloperidol remeron (mirtazapine) and celexa. How long before I get better?

It depends.: It depends on the psychiatric conditions that you are being treated with. Celexa is for depression, Remeron (mirtazapine) helps with appetite and sleep problems often experienced in depression and Haloperidol is often used for psychotic symptoms which sometimes occurs with severe depression. The symptoms should improve after you have been on the right dose within 2-4 weeks. Your doctor will monitor you closely ...Read more

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Does asthma inhaler symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and haldol, olanzapine interact with each other?

Does asthma inhaler symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and haldol, olanzapine interact with each other?

Pharmacist can check: I don't believe the combined use of those 3 medications are contraindicated. I would discuss it with either the prescribing physician and/or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Hope this question isn't too vague. Does subcutaneous hydromorphone 0.25 mg or im haloperidol 0.25 mg lower blood pressure much?

Hope this question isn't too vague. Does subcutaneous hydromorphone 0.25 mg or im haloperidol 0.25 mg lower blood pressure much?

Ask pharmacist: This is best answered by a clinical pharmacist. You didn't mention the dose of either, and there is a drug -drug response that could either increase decrease it certain side effects. So knowing the dosing frequency is going to be important, so that the question can be answered accurately, and specifically. They have drug information software that can immediately answer your questions. ...Read more

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What exactly is haloperidol?

Haldol (haloperidol): Is an old antipsychotic agent that blocks Dopamine receptors in the brain & releaves psychotic symptoms. ...Read more

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Can haloperidol affect my study?

Depends on condition: Haloperidol is used for psychosis. If you cannot study because you are hearing voices or your thoughts are so scattered that you can't stay on topic, this medication can help. Otherwise, if you are not suffering from schizophrenia, it will affect you negatively. People describe themselves as having "cotton brain" while on this medication. ...Read more

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What are effects of haloperidol?

Depends...: Therapeautic effects are decreased paranoia, decreased voices and calming effects. Side effects are sedation, tremor, feelinig flat. So the effect depends on what you are using the Haldol (haloperidol) for and how much of it. Lower doses more often give a treatment effect but you may need higher doses which may be helpful but also cause side effects. Example you may need a high dose for maina. ...Read more

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What is haloperidol prescribed for?

Psychosis: Haldol (haloperidol) is a very powerful antipsychotic. It has the potential for many short term and potentially permanent side effects. There are many safer antipsychotics. ...Read more

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What is haldol (haloperidol) used for?

What is haldol (haloperidol) used for?

Haloperidol...: ...or Haldol is a "first-generation" or "typical" antipsychotic originally developed for schizophrenia, where patients have lost touch with reality, have hallucinations and/or delusions. It is also used for sedation in inpatient psychiatric settings if patients are violent or severely psychotic. It is used much less often than the newer "atypical" drugs although haloperidol is just as effective. ...Read more

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What is haldol (haloperidol) used for?

What is haldol (haloperidol) used for?

Haldol (haloperidol): First generation Antipsychotic, mainly for Schizophrenia, also other psychoses such as Major depression with psychosis or Schizoaffective disorder. ...Read more

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How is haldol, (haloperidol) haliperidol?

Haldol (haloperidol): Haloperidol is generic for Haldol (haloperidol).

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What is haloperidol's mechnism of action?

Haldol (haloperidol) action: Haloperidol is a typical butyrophenone type antipsychotic that exhibits high affinity Dopamine d2 receptor antagonism and slow receptor dissociation kinetics.[49] haloperidol's negligible affinity for histamine h1 receptors and muscarinic m1 acetylcholine receptors. En.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/haloperidol. ...Read more

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Dystonic reactions induced by haloperidol?

Dystonia: The person can have painful muscle spasms, twisting muscular postures, arching or extension of the back, eyes going back in the head, neck spasms, tongue rolling or spasming, jaw spasms, etc. It isn't pleasant. Fortunately medicines such as benztropine and amantadine can help. The person may have to take these meds daily if the dystonia has become chronic. ...Read more

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How long does haldol (haloperidol) stay in system?

7.5 days to 6 months: The half-life of Haldol (haloperidol) can vary from 1.5 days to more than 30 days, especially in those taking Haldol (haloperidol) decanoate, the long acting injectable form, once a month. It takes 4-5 half-lives to remove 94-97% of the drug concentration from the bloodstream. Therefore, it may take 7 1/2 days to 5 months or longer to remove it from the system. ...Read more

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Can you fatally overdose on your haldol (haloperidol)?

Can you fatally overdose on your haldol (haloperidol)?

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

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How long does haldol (haloperidol) stay in your system?

Days: The half life of Haldol (haloperidol) is around 24 hours and after 5 half-lives the drug should be 99% out of your system. That means about 5 days, maybe a week at most. ...Read more

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How long will one haldol (haloperidol) stay in your system?

Oral or depot inject: Haldol (haloperidol) decanoate has a half- life of thee weeks., so it would take 15 weeks or almost 4 months to clear your system. Oral Haldol (haloperidol) has a half-life of 20+/- 4 hours. So it could take from 80 hours to 120 hours to clear your system. ...Read more

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How long does haldol (haloperidol) stay in your system after you stop?

About a day: Haldol (haloperidol) doesn't persist in the body, it's gone after about a day. However, its effect may linger for a few days longer. This is true of many psychiatric drugs: their effects last longer than they are literally "in your system". ...Read more

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I still feel where I had a haldol (haloperidol) injection a month ago?

I still feel where I had a haldol (haloperidol) injection a month ago?

It should go away: Local reaction to Haldol (haloperidol) dec injection is not uncommon and is reported in about 8% of people taking them. Most of local reactions like swelling at the site, pain, pruritis should go away in a months time. If it doesn't consult your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to try haldol, (haloperidol) haliperidol?

Whether it's: Oral or injectable, you can have involuntary movements where arms, legs, face move (see your M.D. if this happens); excitability or tiredness, it depends.
Many people do fine, and the symptoms of their illness may resolve. A lot depends on the severity of your illness, smoking, dose of Haldol, (haloperidol) and if it’s oral, injection, any other meds, etc.
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How low after taking 2mg of haldol (haloperidol) tablet, before it kicks in?

Depends: The effectiveness of this dose of Haldol (haloperidol) depends on several factors. Some people will get a calming effect from Haldol (haloperidol) within the first few days of its use. If there are problems with hallucinations or bizarre thoughts, this dose may not be helpful enough, and it would take several days to make a decision about this. Effectiveness would also depend on how quickly the body metabolizes the medicine. ...Read more

Haldol (Definition)

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