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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?
EPS: Discuss with your prescribing doctor. Depending on the type of EPS, there are many medications to manage them. ...Read more
Extrapyramidal symptoms occur with thorazine, haldol, (haloperidol) mellaril, or cardiazem, is this true?
Yes: Yes, all of these medications can potentially cause eps. The first 3 are much more likely than the 4th due to mechanism of action. ...Read more
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
Antipsychotics: A group of medications called Neuroleptics / Antipsychotics ...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 more
A/W Dr. Koenigsberg: It is most often used for psychotic disorders & tics. It is in an older class of antipsychotics and thus is not used this often. Please sit down and discuss this with your prescribing provider. ...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 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 on haldol (haloperidol) for a few years & I stoped it for 4 weeks, but nothing happened to me. Only a bit of social anxiety. Can you explain why?
Depends on Why: I don't know why you were on haldol (haloperidol). But many of the reasons that people take Haldol (haloperidol) are because it prevents things (psychotic episodes or manic episodes) that happen occasionally, but when they do happen very bad things can happen. So the fact that you feel nothing when you stop the Haldol (haloperidol) might not mean that everything is fine, it depends on why you are taking it. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
On Haldol (haloperidol). Dr wants me on atypical because of neurogenesis. Atypicals have alot of side effects. Tried most of them. Should I worry if stay on haldol (haloperidol)?
I understand your distress.
Thank you for informing about Graves' disease, and use of Arava; both of them can cause Anxiety.
Arava can also cause Depression and insomnia.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis of Psychosis, depression and anxiety, Medication benefits and side effects, decreasing dose of Haldol, (haloperidol) attending Day Treatment Center for monitoring of dose and Therapy for stress in your life. ...Read more
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
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
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