About Haloperidol

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About Haloperidol

Haloperidol is used in acute and chronic psychosis associated with delusions, hallucinations, thought disorders and ego disorders. Furthermore, it is given in schizophrenia and mania (pathologically increased moods) in both the acute and chronic stages, as well as to prevent relapse.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Reduce Reality Losses in Psychotic Seizures
  • Promote disease insight in psychotic seizures
  • Reduce Aggressiveness
  • reduce nausea
  • normalize arousal
  • dampen involuntary movements

This is how Haloperidol works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of haloperidol.
Please also read the information on the drug group neuroleptics,
to which the active ingredient haloperidol belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance haloperidol

Haloperidol is used in acute and chronic psychosis associated with delusions, hallucinations, thought disorders and ego disorders. Furthermore, it is given in schizophrenia and mania (pathologically increased moods) in both the acute and chronic stages, as well as to prevent relapse.

Haloperidol also helps in patients with severe restlessness and disorders associated with uncontrollable muscle twitching and movement (tics).

Also, if no other remedies help, low-dose haloperidol is used to treat vomiting.

For the following application areas of Haloperidol , in-depth information is available:

  • psychosis
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain (strong to very strong)

Mode of action of haloperidol

Haloperidol is one of the typical neuroleptics from the series of butyrophenones. It blocks the binding sites (receptors) for the neurotransmitter dopamine. This reduces the effect of dopamine as a carrier substance of stimuli and relieves the symptoms associated with psychosis.

Haloperidol continues to be anxiolytic and calming. The patients become more balanced and pathological restlessness is alleviated. It also leads to a reduction of delusions, ego and thought disorders as well as to a damping of emotional arousal and emotional tension. Morbidly increased moods and excessive drive increases are also regulated. In addition, haloperidol has a soothing effect.

Potential Haloperidol side effects may include:

Effect
Percentage
36%

Haloperidol used to treat the following diseases:

Disease
Percentage
36%
  1. Frank B. Kelly says:
    2.5 rating

    Risperdal reaction pharyngeal stiffness will be injected valproate not yet real improvement, still hitting very violently against the head must have tied the hands on back. We suffer it very much because no medication has yet struck

    Side effects: Dyskinesia
  2. Larry D. Fortenberry says:
    4.5 rating

    Haloperidol for Psychosis

    Hello, I got haloperidol for three weeks when I was in psychiatric hospital. I was admitted to the emergency room because of acute delusions and auditory hallucinations. On the evening of the reception I received haloperidol from the on-call psychiatrist after the admission interview. The dose was set at 5 mg and then increased by 5 mg daily until the target dose for acute treatment, namely 20 mg, was reached. The maintenance dose after symptom improvement should then be 5mg. I had heard of the drug, especially its terrible side effects. Well, and they started with me on the second day. My musculoskeletal system has totally stiffened within a few hours, i. I could barely put one foot in front of the other and my arms could not move properly anymore (so I did not skimp on running). A fellow patient told me I was running around, like a robot. On top of that, somehow, my saliva was always running out of my mouth because the swallowing reflex had stopped. I also had extreme on the face and neck … well, I call it muscle distortion. My head has always somehow thrown back, as if the muscles had been shortened in the neck and I also had moderate twitching in the face. My eyes are constantly twitching, or I’ve just nuzzled my nose – unintentionally! That was bad for me, but somehow I could endure these physical side effects. Do not ask me how, but it worked. What really got me done was the psychological side effects. These have expressed themselves above all by extreme feeling reduction, that is the impossibility to feel. At that time I knew that I should have been sad because I was away from home and that I would have to be happy if my mother or father came, but all of this was not possible. I was totally apathetic and somehow mentally not really present due to the insensibility. My dad has described me as in another world, without any stimuli. Now for the better to haloperidol: The delusions and the voices that I have heard have disappeared after a short period of ingestion. The dosage of the drug is quite simple, because you can take it in the form of drops and thus dose absolutely precise. Three weeks after my admission to psychiatry I was then switched to another neuroleptic, namely Seroquel. I take 800mg of it and am free of complaints. And I sleep like a baby at night! : D LG

    Side effects: Dyskinesia
  3. Chad M. Gildersleeve says:
    2.5 rating

    Tiredness, fatigue, partially unable to work,

    Side effects: Fatigue
  4. Sam R. Perez says:
    2.5 rating

    Haloperidol for Psychosis

    Got Haloperidol in Psychiatry for 4 weeks to come down and it was a horror trip, always tired, total feeling (like a zombie), difficulty thinking at all, constant compulsive need to move (could not sit still for 5 min) , could not really talk anymore (like with 2 promille in the blood) and got a spasm in the neck, so that my ear stuck to the shoulder (then went away with Akineton). To make someone calm ideal, but only partially suitable for therapy.

    Side effects: Dyskinesia; Fatigue
  5. Jennifer J. Doolan says:
    4.0 rating

    Haloperidol for Psychosis

    haliperidol taken 4 weeks: positive: very effective negative: side effect: change of nature, robot condition, involuntary zombie, speech lazy, indifference, emotionless, always tired, no drive, disorientation and depression. Amilsupride taken 2 days to convert Halperidol. less side effect except fatigue.

    Side effects: Fatigue