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Dr. Mark Shukhman
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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. Mark Shukhman
305 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?

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

Haldol (Definition)

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