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Medicine For Haldol Allergy
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
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
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
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
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 more
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
My doctor told me that I need to take haldol (haloperidol) while pregnant for my own well being, but is this medicine safe for the baby?
If you must.: You can use Haldol (haloperidol) in pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the side-effects. It will help if you use the smallest dose possible. You must be aware that when you deliver your baby, the baby maybe born with muscle stiffness, problems with feeding and constant crying. It is also passed on through the breast milk. ...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 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
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
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
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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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
It's not that simple: Both do function by blocking dopamine - but a direct comparison almost certainly is an inadequate way to think about them. The Dr who knows your entire condition is best able to decide which to try 1st. If that is not effective or has bad side effects, the other may work. It's not more vs less. They work differently and NEW is often attractive to many. Trust helps too! ...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
To the psychiatrists who still use haldol: what does do you usually use for schizoaffective disorder. It may vary but what's the average?
Haldol (haloperidol): The average dose of Haldol (haloperidol) whether it is schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder is 10 mg a day. There was a time however where doses of up to hundred milligrams a day were used. They were however found no better than 10 mg a day. Best wishes and have a happy holiday season. ...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