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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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Haloperidol (Definition)

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


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Are haldol (haloperidol) and halothane in related drugs?

Are haldol (haloperidol) and halothane in  related drugs?

No: They are totally different. Haldol (haloperidol) is a first generation, anti-psychotic medication. Halothane is an inhalant used during general anasthesia. ...Read more

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

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

Haldol: Per drugs.Com Haldol oral doses for psychosis can be anywhere from 0.5 to 2mg 2 to 3 times per day to up to 100mg/ day in severe cases. An overdose is accidental or intentional ingestion or application of an excessive dose of a medication. Medications overdoses may be dangerous and may lead to death in some situations. ...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)?

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

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Help! need to know if there's a reason why they call haldol (haloperidol) a "nasty drug"?

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

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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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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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Does taking a litle extra seroquel and haldol (haloperidol) still make me a drug addict?

Does taking a litle extra seroquel and haldol (haloperidol) still make me a drug addict?

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

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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?

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

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Is there an drug interaction with Haldol, (haloperidol) Olanzapine, Zyprexa and the antidepressant Wellbutrin?

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

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Can a prescribing psychologist prescribe cogentin along with Haldol (haloperidol) since it is not cogentin is not specifically a "psychiatric drug"?

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

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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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Haldol (haloperidol) shot hurts my psyche, what to do?

Discuss alternatives: Virtually all medications have potential for side effects; what is acceptable vs unacceptable varies from person to person. There may be alternatives to injectable Haldol (haloperidol) that would be effective but would have fewer side effects or the side effects would be more tolerable. Before stopping or changing meds, it's prudent to have a full discussion with your prescribing doctor about other choices. ...Read more

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What are the normal side effects of haldol (haloperidol)?

What are the normal side effects of haldol (haloperidol)?

Haldol (haloperidol): Dry mouth, restlessness (akathisia), muscle stiffness or cramping, tremors, depending on the dose. ...Read more

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How bad can the side effects of haldol (haloperidol) get?

Variable: Some people have few if any side effects. Dystonic reactions with muscle rigidity and tremors are relatively common, but relieved by Cogentin or benadryl (diphenhydramine). After long term use tardive dyskinesia may occur which is uncontrolled movements of tongue, lips, and/or extremities. As with any medication it is always a matter of risk vs benefit. ...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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Is there a medication that decreases the side effects of haldol (haloperidol)?

Is there a medication that decreases the side effects of haldol (haloperidol)?

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 more

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Does 100mg haldol (haloperidol) decanoate stay in your system after the four weeks even a little bit?

no good: No good levels are warranted if missed monthly doses of Haldol (haloperidol) dec. The steady levels advantage might be gone shortly after 4 weeks leading to decompensation of psychosis. It is important to be compliant with dr instructions. ...Read more

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Does haldol (haloperidol) decanoate 100 mg take 15 weeks to completely be eliminated because it's half life is three weeks?

Does haldol (haloperidol) decanoate 100 mg take 15 weeks to completely be eliminated because it's half life is three weeks?

rule of 5's: Typically, half life elimination is governed by multiplier of 5, so if half-life is 3 wks, full elimination would be of course 15 weeks. That is indeed a long time, and i suspect that the true drug elimination half-life is shorter for your haldol, (haloperidol) as mechanistically, the duration is not the true half-life. ...Read more

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What is haldol (haloperidol) used for?

What is haldol (haloperidol) used for?

Haloperidol...: ...or Haldol is a "first-generation" or "typical" antipsychotic originally developed for schizophrenia, where patients have lost touch with reality, have hallucinations and/or delusions. It is also used for sedation in inpatient psychiatric settings if patients are violent or severely psychotic. It is used much less often than the newer "atypical" drugs although haloperidol is just as effective. ...Read more

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What is haldol (haloperidol) used for?

Haldol (haloperidol): First generation Antipsychotic, mainly for Schizophrenia, also other psychoses such as Major depression with psychosis or Schizoaffective disorder. ...Read more

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How is haldol, (haloperidol) haliperidol?

Haldol (haloperidol): Haloperidol is generic for Haldol (haloperidol).

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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?

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

Haldol (Definition)

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