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What is the definition or description of: Haloperidol allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Haloperidol allergy?

Adverse effects: Technically, allergy refers to reactions involving skin effects, itching, or, more urgently, breathing and rapid heart (emergency!). They are uncommon with haloperidol. But "allergy" is often used loosely to refer to other adverse effects, some serious, some not. Including unusual ones, the list is long. If you are concerned, speak further with your doctor. An individualized answer for you. ...Read more

Haloperidol Allergy (Definition)

Technically, allergy refers to reactions involving skin effects, itching, or, more urgently, breathing and rapid heart (emergency!). They are uncommon with haloperidol. But "allergy" is often used loosely to refer to other adverse effects, some serious, some not. Including unusual ones, the list is long. If you are concerned, speak further with your doctor. An ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Haldol (haloperidol) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Haldol (haloperidol) allergy?

Haldol allergy: Haldol (Haloperidol) is an antipsychotic medication used to treat Schizophrenia. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Could hard choreic movements be generated as an allergy reaction to haloperidol? As hard that almost lose consciousness! Thanks in advance!

Could hard choreic movements be generated as an allergy reaction to haloperidol? As hard that almost lose consciousness! Thanks in advance!

Haldol (haloperidol): Haldol (haloperidol) and other medications like it can cause muscle spasms and dystonic movements, due to their action on brain pathways. This is not a true allergy, but is a dose-related side effect. Sometimes these movements may last longer than the drug is being used (tardive dyskinesia). Please talk with your psychiatrist if you're experiencing symptoms like this. ...Read more

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Can haloperidol affect my study?

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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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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Side effects of haldol (haloperidol)?

Side effects of haldol (haloperidol)?

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

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What are the side effects of haldol (haloperidol)?

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

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Why is haloperidol given with artane?

Other way around: Artane is given with haloperidal to reduce or eliminate the side effects of haloperidal such as muscle cramping, known as dystonias. ...Read more

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Will haloperidol show up in blood tests?

Will haloperidol show up in blood tests?

Yes: Haloperidol and its metabolites can be detected in blood, urine and tissues. ...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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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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Can haloperidol be used for opioid withdrawal?

Not recommended: Haloperidol is an anti-psychotic. It helps people who are agitated from psychosis. Agitation from opioid withdrawal comes from a different source. Haloperidol will help to cloud the consciousness, but will not help symptoms of withdrawal. Clonidine, or even better, lofexidine are more appropriate choices. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for haldol (haloperidol) overdose?

What is the treatment for haldol (haloperidol) overdose?

Mostly supportive: There is no antidote for an overdose of haldol (haloperidol). If caught acutely, lavage to get as much out of the stomach as possible, plus charcoal to absorb some. Large overdose can produce serious life-threatening effects on the body, including elevated temp, heart problems, muscle spasms, etc. Some symptoms can be counteracted with other medications; most require support until passes out of body. ...Read more

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If allergic to thorazine can you take haldol (haloperidol)?

Medication: Oftentimes they will try a different medication in the same class especially since these two compounds are chemically different. ...Read more

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Can haldol (haloperidol) cure histrionic personality disorder?

Personality disorder: That would be best to ask a doctor or psychiatrist who is prescribing haldol--a discussion of what the Haldol (haloperidol) is being used to treat would be very educational, if one doesn't know already. Personality disorders can be treated with medication if indicated by a doctor. However, personality disorders are long-standing, and aren't cured with medications. ...Read more

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Is haloperidol an alternative to risperidol for treating autism?

Is haloperidol an alternative to risperidol for treating autism?

Sometimes: Both medications are considered antipsychotics. Risperdal is the drug that is fda approved for use in autism. There are many other drugs, Haldol (haloperidol) being one of them, that may be used to control mood swings and/ or aggressive and self injurious behavior. While the others can be helpful they are used off label which means the fda has not given its approval yet. This practice is not uncommon. ...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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What is the difference between thorazine, haldol, (haloperidol) and ativan?

Classes and Actions: Thorazine & Haldol are antipsychotic or neuroleptic medications. They are prescribed for psychosis and sometimes for agitation. An old name is major tranquilizer. They are not particularly fun to take. Ativan is a benzodiazapine, like are valium and xanax (alprazolam).
They have been called minor tranquilizers, have sedative properties and can be abused and addictive. Ativan is used for anxiety and agitation. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

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Haloperidol (Definition)

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