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I am concerned about the long term effects of haldol injections on my sons physical body and his mental state also. He is 27 and will probably have to take it for the rest of his life. He has schizophrenia. Is that true, does he have to take it for the re

I am concerned about the long term effects of haldol injections on my sons physical body and his mental state also. He is 27 and will probably have to take it for the rest of his life. He has schizophrenia. Is that true, does he have to take it for the re

Talk w/son's doctor: Schizophrenia is a serious, chronic condition requiring long-term treatment. Conventional medicine has no cure for schizophrenia, but helps manage symptoms through judicious use of Haldol (haloperidol) and others. Depot injections especially benefit patients whose illnesses make them not take oral forms. There can be side effects; must balance these vs risk of psychosis. Please discuss with son's psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Haloperidol (Definition)

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


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Does anyone know how long the side effects of haldol (haloperidol) can last?

Does anyone know how long the side effects of haldol (haloperidol) can last?

Haldol (haloperidol): Temporary side-effects such as tremors and muscle spasms resolve with treatment, permanent ones such as tardive dyskinesias persist and can occur after years of use. ...Read more

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Took haldol (haloperidol) cogentin. How long do side effects last?

Took haldol (haloperidol) cogentin. How long do side effects last?

Up tp 24 hours or so: The side effects of Haldol (haloperidol) should normally take about 24 hours, but some such as akathesia may take a couple of days. As for cogentin, if you took only one dose, the effects should mostly abate after 24 hours, definitely in 36 hours. ...Read more

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I waa given haldol (haloperidol) in the er. I still feel side effects such restlesness my mind is about to explode. Help? How long until I am normak again? Thankd

I waa given haldol (haloperidol) in the er. I still feel side effects such restlesness my mind is about to explode. Help? How long until I am normak again? Thankd

Hours to a day: If the symptoms that you describe have been present for more than 24 hours, you need an antidote to those side effects. These are known side effects of haldol (haloperidol). Call our doctor and tell him/her about these problems. Also find out if you were given short acting or long acting haldol (haloperidol). There are both prescription and over the counter medications that could help. ...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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How long does haldol (haloperidol) stay in your system?

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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Has anybody taken haldol (haloperidol) for a long time and then quit it? Were they normal after that?

Has anybody taken haldol (haloperidol) for a long time and then quit it?  Were they normal after that?

Yes and Yes: There is nothing addictive about Haldol (haloperidol) that would cause problems with stopping it. Haldol (haloperidol) has some long term risks that can be an issue even if the medicine is stopped, but sopping the medicine does not increase these risks; in fact, the risks are lessened by stopping the medicine. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a medicine to build up in your system and start working after being off of it for 3months, the med is Haldol (haloperidol)?

Just as long as 1st: When you are off meds for over a month, I would expect it to take as long to work as when you first started. You may have the advantage of knowing the appropriate dosage and may shorten titration time. Haldol (haloperidol) generally works fast for agitation(a few days) but take longer for paranoia and voices. Keep your prescriber informed to know whether you are getting better or side effects ...Read more

Haldol (Definition)

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