Generic Name: Haloperidol
Product Name: Serenace
Haloperidol is used in the management of psychotic symptoms due to diseases such as:
Haloperidol is a drug that has the capability to affect the mental state. Its precise mechanism of action is unknown, but it acts on the neurotransmitter (chemical messenger) dopamine in the brain. It blocks dopamine receptors and causes an increased turnover of dopamine in the brain, which has a sedative effect. With medium-term administration, it causes decreased release of dopamine and this, combined with the dopamine receptor blockade, leads to the antipsychotic effect of Haloperidol.Haloperidol also blocks dopamine receptors in other areas of the brain, which may lead to certain physical side effects (tremor, slow movements, alteration in muscle tone) and altered release of some hormones.
When large doses, IV doses, rapid control of an acutely disturbed patient or heavier than usual doses are required, the patient should be transferred as soon as possible to a place where resuscitation equipment and antiparkinsonian measures are available.There is considerable variation between patients. Careful dose titration according to clinical response is required and will be different for every patient. Parenteral administration:Agitation and aggressiveness associated with acute psychosis:
Common side effects
Common side effects of Haloperidol include:
Uncommon side effects
Less common effects seen with Haloperidol include:
For further information talk to your doctor.