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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
I am on psychaitric medications haloperidol remeron (mirtazapine) and celexa. Should i get better everyday the more i tak the medicine?
There is no 'should': Certainly not day by day will you see changes. If you work with the doctors and a therapist and the medications are right for you, you will improve. But it may have ups and downs and may plateau at times. It's not only the pill - it's what you do too. Talk to you doctor about how to manage your expectations - don't let yourself be disappointed. Be hopeful, but realistic. Best wishes! ...Read more
My boyfriend was recently prescribed to haldol (haloperidol) and I am scared about why he was prescribed that medication?
Yes, several: Depending on the type of side effects you're experiencing, medications such as Artane and Cogentin (benztropine) could be helpful. Please see your psychiatrist for an evaluation for these difficulties, since that would be the best source of evaluation and help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm told haloperidol is an effective treatment for delirium, but sometimes makes BP too low. Is there some other medication, whether used iv, s/c or im, that doesn't have this disadvantage?
Haldol (haloperidol): In itself, Haldol (haloperidol) is not an effective treatment for delirium. Treating the medical source of the delirium (infection, metabolic imbalance, toxin, endocrine problem, neoplasm, degenerative disorder, etc) is. Haldol (haloperidol) can safely calm the person while essential diagnostic and treatment processes are going on. Despite its potential cardiovascular issues Haldol (haloperidol) is probably the safest IV antipsychotic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I hope that this question is not too simplistic to be answered. If an 88 year old, very unwell pt is administered 2 mg of haloperidol for delirium over a 14 hour period then how long would it take for the medication to completely "leave the system"?
IT depends on the: patient's kidney excretion/clearance and liver function. It also depends on under what circumstances the 88 year old person received haloperidol, and how (intra muscular, oral or intravenous). It depends on when the patient was given that dose, if he had also been on other antipsychotics or psychotropics such as benzodiazepines, hypnotics, etc.. So there is no easy answer, but 1 day is reasonabl ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Haldol (haloperidol) and zoloft. My wife is taking haldol (haloperidol) and zolft. Her eyes roll in her head. She is out of it. And she freezes like a heroin addict. Is this a side effect from the medication.
Talk to her doctor!: Haldol (haloperidol) can cause involuntary muscle movements and periods where people seem to be mute or "frozen." this is a potentially serious side effect, and if the Haldol (haloperidol) is continued can lead to it becoming permanent. Zoloft is unlikely to be involved, but an interaction is possible. Talk to the prescriber immediately! most doctors tell their patients to tell them about side effects, not go to internet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Haldol (haloperidol): Haldol or haloperidol is a drug used primarily to treat psychosis. It has been used for decades and remains an effective drug for a variety of medical conditions. There are many potential side effects including tardive dyskinesia and the symptoms increase with increasing dosages. Discuss with your medical doctor the benefits, risks and alternative options to haldol. ...Read more
Not wise: Both of the medications you mentioned, seroquel and Haldol (haloperidol) are very potent and can have side-effects. As such, it is not a good idea to take any more of these medications (or really any more of any other prescribed medications for that matter) than your doctor has prescribed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the side effects of withdrawal of anti psychotic drugs such as risperidone / haloperidol?
Depends: After taking medications like Haldol (haloperidol) for an extended period of time, some have something called withdrawal dyskinesias when stopping those medications. This means abnormal muscle movements which should go away in time. The other problem can be a return of the symptoms which were present in the first place for which the meds were prescribed, like psychosis. Check with your doctor first. ...Read more
Is there an drug interaction with Haldol, (haloperidol) Olanzapine, Zyprexa and the antidepressant Wellbutrin?
Yes there are: Zyprexa (olanzapine) is the trade name for Olanzapine so you only have 3 unique drugs listed though some would argue that brand & generic named drugs are technically 2 distinct forms of chemical compounds. There are several SIGNIFICANT reactions (heart rhythm, sedation, neurological issues) that could occur with these drugs so you should talk things over with your doctor if there are concerns or side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father(94 years old an with vascular dementia) is taking haloperidol (0.5 mg) to before bed because he has hallucinations. Is this drug safe?
Remember: There is no drug that is completely safe. Like many of these "neuroleptic" drugs they can affect the heart and movement system of the body. But by the same token, sometimes the benefits outweigh the risks. If this is the only medication that helps your father, then you have to work with its adverse effects too. Best of luck ...Read more
Can a prescribing psychologist prescribe cogentin along with Haldol (haloperidol) since it is not cogentin is not specifically a "psychiatric drug"?
No: Psychologists are not MD's and do not prescribe medications (hopefully, that has not and will not change). To receive a prescription for medication, one would see an MD or DO, meaning an allopathic or osteopathic doctor, such as a psychiatrist. ...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
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