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What is haldol (haloperidol) used for?

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...

How is haldol, (haloperidol) haliperidol?

Same drug 4psychosis. Haldol (haloperidol) or haliperidol is a conventioan antipsychotic. prescribed for psychotic disorders,Tics/Vocal tics in Tourette's Disorder. Second line txmt. for severe behavioral disorders. in children. Used for Schizophrenia parental/depot IM therapy. Used for Bipolar Disorder. Behavioral disorders in dementias, delirium. Works by blocking Dopamine 2 receptors. Works within 1 wk or takes several wks. Read more...

Can you fatally overdose on your haldol (haloperidol)?

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...

I still feel where I had a haldol (haloperidol) injection a month ago?

It should go away . Local reaction to Haldol (haloperidol) dec injection is not uncommon and is reported in about 8% of people taking them. Most of local reactions like swelling at the site, pain, pruritis should go away in a months time. If it doesn't consult your psychiatrist. Read more...