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Medicine For Haloperidol Allergy
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
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
I was given haloperidol medicines for 2 months thrice a day 0.25 mg. I had gastritis. Now just left medicines for about 10 days. Feeling dull and hopeless?
Psychiatrist: It's important that a psychiatrist be involved in your care as he/she is an expert in using haldol (haloperidol) and managing your symptoms. It is very inadvisable to discontinue this type of medication on your own as it's mandatory that you be under supervision by the psychiatrist for proper care. Discuss possible side effects with your psychiatrist and don't make medication changes on your own. ...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
Was given haloperidol medicines for 2 months thrice a day 0.25 mg. I had gastritis. Just left medicines for about 10 days. Feeling depressed and hopel?
Tell doctor ASAP: You say you were treated with low dose Haldol (haloperidol) three times a day for two months, and had gastritis. Was it determined by your doctor that the gastritis was due to Haldol (haloperidol)? When you say you "just left medicines for about 10 days, " do you mean you stopped the medication abruptly or was it gradually discontinued? Regardless, this would be best answered by the doctor who prescribed this to you. Best. ...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
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
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 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
This 4 medicines were prescribed to my son with squizofrenia:haloperidol, benztrapine, sertraline and zyprexa (olanzapine). Are they ok the together?
Interactions always: The combination of 3 or more medications (especially any which are considered to be active within the brain) is almost always going to result in risk in some side effect that people may not like. However, your doctor should already considered this fact and decided that the benefits outweigh the risks. Nonetheless, speaking to either the pharmacist or physician before starting the plan can't hurt. ...Read more
Father not taking his bipolar disorder (mania) medicine (valence500mg valium10mg)as he is better now. He only takes haloperidol liquid (. 25mg) is it ok?
Russian Roulette: As is often the case with many individuals who suffer from mental illness, they decide to reduce or discontinue their psychotropic medications when they begin to feel better. Certain conditions especially bipolar disorder and schizophrenia often require long term use of medications. The patient is feeling better because of the medications and they risk relapse when stopping them. Consult with md. ...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
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
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
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