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What is a medication that decreases the side effects of haldol, (haloperidol) an antipsychotic?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Haldol (haloperidol)

In brief: Haldol (haloperidol)

Cogentin, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) kemadrin.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Haldol (haloperidol)

Several medications have been tried, depending on the side-effect, such as Cogentin or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for extra pyramidal symptoms.

In brief: Haldol (haloperidol)

Several medications have been tried, depending on the side-effect, such as Cogentin or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for extra pyramidal symptoms.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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