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Haloperidol Allergy In Children
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Medication: Oftentimes they will try a different medication in the same class especially since these two compounds are chemically different. ...Read more
Yes: But usually not done as they r both anti psychotics. ...Read more
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
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
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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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
Quick: The onset of action would be expected to be anwhere from about an hour to a couple of days, provided the dose is right. ...Read more
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
I was given a single haldol (haloperidol) injection for a panic attack, how long before it wears off?
Haldol (haloperidol) injection: This is seldom used but usually in 6 to 8 hours it clears out, assuming you are not taking oral med. At same time. ...Read more
46yo f have schizoaffective do. Been psychotic 8 Xs in past year. On haldol (haloperidol) now. Working now, can peri-menopause make it ineffective in future?
I commend the patient, mental health professionals, and caretakers for effective treatment, recovery and placing patient at work.
Recovery is good with Schizoaffective Disorder with Individual and Group Therapy, monitoring of Haldol (haloperidol) side effects by psychiatrist and medical Follow up. There is no clinical research showing ineffectiveness of treatment during peri-menopause. ...Read more
Can haldol (haloperidol) decanate still work and function in your system after a month has passed from initial injection. Does it have permanent effects on brain?
Haldol (haloperidol) decanoate: Haldol (haloperidol) decanoate is much longer acting than oral or IV forms of haldol (haloperidol). It is usually given about every 3-4 weeks, and is active for that time period. Long-term movement disorders (tardive dyskinesia) can result with haldol (haloperidol), and can be irreversible. Risk of this must be weighed against risk of psychotic symptoms without the medication. ...Read more
I have been injected with Haldol (haloperidol) in 2013.it is now June2014, and I still feel as if I am in a dream. This has rendered me mentally crippled. Help me.
Haldol (haloperidol) effects 1 yr?: If I understand correctly, ur saying u've had no Haldol (haloperidol) in months or even one year. A dose, or even several, given that long ago should not be prodicing any effect, nor any side effect at this time. Discuss ur symptoms with ur doc. They are likely being caused by another etiology, and this needs to be worked up, so it can be treated & you can feel better. Ring your doc & set up an appt to discuss. ...Read more
If haldol (haloperidol) decanoate 100mg takes 15 to fully eliminate and im at week 5, will it still be released, active and have an effect on me? Also taking zyprex
Haldol (haloperidol) decanoate: Haldol (haloperidol) will continue to be released in an active form until it leaves for system completely. Meanwhile it sounds like you are being transitioned over to zyprexa. There is a definite art doing this in long-acting forms and I am sure that your doctor is taking this into account. If for some reason you have any doubts, simply ask your doctor exactly what the plan is for the transition and how it works. Best wishes. ...Read more
Stop taking haldol (haloperidol) 5 mg a day after a month an half of taking it and continuing taking akineton 2mg at day can avoid the withdrawal effects of haldol (haloperidol)?
Akathesia: Alathesia can be a b****, that's for sure. Have you tried Cogentin or artane? Sometimes, diffetent ones work better. I will go as high as 2mgs three times/day of Cogentin (benztropine), if needed. Of course, benztropine has side effects too. A little benedryl can help. I don't love inderal- too sedating, but low dose nadalol can be helpful. Check with your dr, no matter what. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more