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Thorazine Haldol Haloperidol
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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
Are there extrapyramidal symptoms occur with thorazine, haldol, (haloperidol) mellaril, or cardiazem?
Some: Yes for the first 3 which are 1st generation antipsychotic meds. I've not heard of it or suspect for cardiazem (diltiazem) which is a heart med. Extrapyramidal sx (eps) include: tremors, stiffness, restlessness. They can be managed by dosage reduction, change in med or by giving meds that counter such as cogentin, propranolol, amantadine and sometime ativan. ...Read more
Extrapyramidal symptoms occur with thorazine, haldol, (haloperidol) mellaril, or cardiazem, what to do?
Extrapyramidal symptoms occur with thorazine, haldol, (haloperidol) mellaril, or cardiazem, is this true?
Variety of Effects: I am not sure if you are asking about taking them together, or just their effects in general. On the positive side, these older antipsychotic medications can help to decrease hallucinations and bizarre thoughts. They can also decrease agitation. On the negative side, there are a variety of possible side effects, most common of which are sedation and various problems related to abnormal movements. ...Read more
Medication: Oftentimes they will try a different medication in the same class especially since these two compounds are chemically different. ...Read more
With caution, yes: It is possible for an individual to be allergic to Chlorpromazine while being not allergic to haloperidol. The two medications are in the same division in the family of medications in that they are both typical antipsychotics although they have differences in potency. I would talk to your md and listen to your body carefully. Any disturbing changes or side effects should be evaluated quickly! ...Read more
Yes: But usually not done as they r both anti psychotics. ...Read more
Are the meds Chlorpromazine, Haloperidol, metoclopramide, phenytoin, valproic acid, &carbamazepine safe to eat to treat frequent hiccups. How long to take?
Yes: Haldol (haloperidol) is an antipsychotic that can cause extrapyramidal symptoms. These symptoms can be Parkinson's like (tremor, shuffling walk), dystonic (sustained contractions of muscle groups, some cause abnormal posture) or akathisia (feeling of restlessness). Akineton is a medication that helps treat the above side effects that can occur with Haldol (haloperidol) and other antipsychotic medications. ...Read more
Reaction to Haldol (haloperidol)?: Different reactions to Haldol are possible -- from allergic (rare), to slowed movements ; stiffness (much more common) and also dyskinetic movements (also common). Psychiatrists sometimes prescribe meds like Cogentin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to counteract some of these effects. I suggest contacting her psychiatrist and telling him/her what you're seeing. Doctor may need to see your mom to offer help. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what the side effect is. If its rigidity or abnormal movements then go directly to the ER. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is commonly used to treat that at times. Call your physician immediately to discuss options. If you are having side effects discuss if stopping the medication may be appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antipsychotic med: The best answer will come from the Psychiatrist who is treating you...please ask him or her why you are being prescribed this. In my practice, with my patients, I don't generally prescribe Haldol (haloperidol) any more, because although it is very effective and inexpensive, it has annoying side effects. It's usually used for treatment of psychosis or tics. ...Read more
HALDOL (haloperidol) SIDE EFFECTS: Haldol (haloperidol) side effects will depend on your age and the dose of the medication. Some of the side effects are difficulty in breathing, dizziness, drowsiness, unusual weakness & tiredness. Stopping the drug should get rid of any side effects in a matter of days. Check with your doctor. Older people are affected more than younger ones. ...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