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Is haloperidol associated with an increased risk of death if it is used to treat delirium in an elderly patient?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Miller
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Highly sedating

with multiple side effects- can cause fall and deep sedation.

In brief: Highly sedating

with multiple side effects- can cause fall and deep sedation.
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Dr. Patrick Williams
General Practice

In brief: Possibly

Haldol (haloperidol) is used as an adjunct medicine for DT's, NOT as a primary measure.
Aggressive benzodiazepam, anti hypertensive medications and nutrient support are the usual measures. Failing to recognize and intervene upon DT's is what is most deadly

In brief: Possibly

Haldol (haloperidol) is used as an adjunct medicine for DT's, NOT as a primary measure.
Aggressive benzodiazepam, anti hypertensive medications and nutrient support are the usual measures. Failing to recognize and intervene upon DT's is what is most deadly
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