Haloperidol

How It Works:

Serenace 5 mg injection 1ml works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Side Effects:

Nausea, Paralysis of muscles, Orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure), Rash, Increased sensitivity to light, Psychotic disorder, Agitation, Allergy, Absence of menstrual periods, Blurred vision, Breast discomfort, Breast tenderness in male, Abnormal breast enlargement in male, Breast pain, Confusion, Constipation, Convulsion, Decreased blood pressure, Decreased libido, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Pain during periods, Shortness of breath, Erectile dysfunction, Extra pyramidal disorder, Fever, Flushing, Gastrointestinal disturbance, Generalised swelling, Liver toxicity, Increased muscle tension and slowing of movements, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Increased muscular activity, Increased sweating, Insomnia, Itching, Jaundice, Muscle stiffness, Joint stiffness, Decreased white blood cell count, Movement disorder, Muscle cramp, Muscle tightness, Muscle twitching, Lack of facial expression, Restlessness, Salivary hypersecretion, Skin redness, Sleepiness, Slow movement, Tachycardia, Abnormal, asymmetrical head or neck position, Tremor, Uncontrollable muscle twitch, Visual impairment, Vomiting, Walking difficulties, Weight loss, Weight gain

Used For:

Serenace 5 mg injection 1ml is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (mental disorder in which patient interpret reality abnormally)

Instructions:

  • Do not start or continue haloperidol, if you are allergic to haloperidol or any other ingrediants in the formulation.
  • Do not take haloperidol, if you have irregular heart beat (arrhythmia) or unusually slow heart beat.
  • Do not use haloperidol, if you have Parkinson’s disease; low white blood cells levels.
  • Avoid using haloperidol, if you have liver or kidney disease, fits, depression, problems with your thyroid gland, a non-cancerous tumour of the adrenal gland (phaeochromocytoma; causing episodic or persistent rise in blood pressure).
  • Do not drive or opeate heavy machinery as haloperidol can make you sleepy and impair your alertness.

Frequently Ask Questions:

Q. Is haloperidol a controlled drug or narcotic or addictive?
No,haloperidol is not a controlled drug, narcotic or addictive

Q. Is haloperidol a benzo or a neuroleptic or MAOI?
No,haloperidol is not a benzo or MAOI or a neuroleptic. It is an antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine receptors in brain, which decreases the excessive dopamine activity in the brain

Q. Is haloperidol used for nausea?
No,haloperidol is not used for nausea

Q. Is haloperidol like alprazolam (Xanax)?
Haloperidol is an antipsychotic, which is used to treat mental illnesses that affect an individuals' thinking, feeling or behaviour. These illnesses include to treat schizophrenia, psychoses, mania, behavioural problems and Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (chronic multiple motor and vocal ticsinvoluntary responses) in adults and children. It is also used for persistent hiccups in adults. Alprazolam (Xanax) belongs to benzodiazepine group of dugs, and is used in the treatment of insomnia and anxiety

Q. Is haloperidol a sedative/ make you sleepy?
Yes,haloperidol can cause sedation

Q. Can you take haloperidol with lorazepam?
Haloperidol interacts with lorazepam to cause increased sedation and impaired attention. Please consult your doctor before taking haloperidol with diazepam

Q. Does haloperidol cause weight gain or does haloperidol cause tardive dyskinesia?
Yes, in some people haloperidol may cause weight gain and tardive dyskinesia

Q. Does haloperidol cause respiratory depression/ hallucination?
Haloperidol may cause dyspnea as well as other bahavioral abnormalities in patients. It is not known to cause respiratory depression/ hallucination.
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