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||BRAND NAME : Haldol
CHEMICAL CONTENTS: Haloperidol, Imipramine
Haldol is used to reduce the symptoms of mental disorders such as schizophrenia. It is also prescribed to control tics (uncontrolled muscle contractions of face, arms, or shoulders) and the unintended utterances that mark Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome. In addition, it is used in short-term treatment of children with severe behavior problems, including hyperactivity and combativeness.
Some doctors also prescribe Haldol to relieve severe nausea and vomiting caused by cancer drugs, to treat drug problems such as LSD flashback and PCP intoxication, and to control symptoms of hemiballismus, a condition that causes involuntary writhing of one side of the body.
Adults Moderate Symptoms : The usual dosage Haldol is 1 to 6 mg daily. This amount should be divided into 2 or 3 smaller doses.
Haldol Severe Symptoms
The usual dosage Haldol is 6 to 15 mg daily, divided into 2 or 3 smaller doses.
Children : Children younger than 3 years old should not take Haldol.
For children between the ages of 3 and 12, weighing approximately 33 to 88 pounds, doses should start at 0.5 mg per day. Your doctor will increase the dose if needed.
For Psychotic Disorders
The daily dose Haldol may range from 0.05 mg to 0.15 mg for every 2.2 pounds of body weight.
For Non-Psychotic Behavior Disorders and Tourette's Syndrome
The daily dose Haldol may range from 0.05 mg to 0.075 mg for every 2.2 pounds of body weight.
Haldol Contraindications :
You should not take Haldol if you have Parkinson's disease or are sensitive to or allergic to the drug.
Haldol Side Effects:
Side effects of Haldol may include : Abnormal secretion of milk, acne-like skin reactions, agitation, anemia, anxiety, blurred vision, breast pain, breast development in males, cataracts, catatonic (unresponsive) state, chewing movements, confusion, constipation, coughing, deeper breathing, dehydration, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, epileptic seizures, exaggerated feeling of well-being, exaggerated reflexes, excessive perspiration, excessive salivation, hair loss, hallucinations, headache, heat stroke, high fever, high or low blood pressure, high or low blood sugar, impotence, inability to urinate, increased sex drive, indigestion, involuntary movements, irregular menstrual periods, irregular pulse, lack of muscular coordination, liver problems, loss of appetite, muscle spasms, nausea, Parkinson-like symptoms, persistent abnormal erections, physical rigidity and stupor, protruding tongue, puckering of mouth, puffing of checks, rapid heartbeat, restlessness, rigid arms, feet, head, and muscles, rotation of eyeballs, sensitivity to light, skin rash, skin eruptions, sleeplessness, sluggishness, swelling of breasts, twitching in the body, neck, shoulders, and face, vertigo, visual problems, vomiting, wheezing or asthma-like symptoms, yellowing of skin and whites of eyes
Symptoms of Haldol overdose may include : Catatonic (unresponsive) state, coma, decreased breathing, low blood pressure, rigid muscles, sedation, tremor, weakness
Haldol Missed dose:
Take Haldol as soon as you remember. Take the rest of the doses for that day at equally spaced intervals. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store Haldol away from heat, light, and moisture in a tightly closed container. Do not freeze the liquid.
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