Haldol - Information, specialists, frequent questions.

Usage of Haldol

Indications: Haldol Tablets: Schizophrenia, psychosis, mania, hypomania, behavioural disorders, adjunct to short term management of moderate to severe psychomotor agitation, excitement, dangerously impulsive behaviour, intractable hiccup, restlessness and agitation in the elderly, Gilles de Tourette syndrome, severe tics. Haldol Injection: As above plus nausea and vomiting. Haldol Decanoate: Long-term maintenance in schizophrenia, psychoses, mental or behavioural problems
Contra Indications: Comatose states, CNS depression, Parkinson's disease, lesions of the basal ganglia

Adverse and side effects

Acute dystonias (spasms of eye, face, neck and back muscles), akathisia (motor restlessness), parkinsonism-like syndrome (rigidity and tremor), and tardive dyskinesia, dry mouth, nasal stuffiness, difficulty in micturition, tachycardia, constipation, blurring of vision, hypotension, weight gain, impotence, galactorrhoea, hypothermia (a problem in the elderly), gynaecomastia, amenorrhoea, benign obstructive jaundice, blood dyscrasias and dermatitis, ECG irregularities, drowsiness, lethargy, fatigue, epileptiform seizures

Special precautions

Liver or renal failure, epilepsy, disturbed thyroid function, phaeochromocytoma, severe cardiovascular disease, hypokalaemia, prolonged Q-T interval. Pregnancy, lactation

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