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  Haloperidol

Pharmacokinetics | Indications | Routes of Administration and Dosage | Contra Indications | Precautions | Interactions | Brand Names


Systems Central Nervous System
Category Anti-Psychotic (Butyrophenone. )


Pharmacokinetics



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Indications

Haloperidol is used in acute schizophrenia, Huntington's disease and in Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome. It is also used to control nonpsychotic problems like severe agitation and aggressive behaviour.



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Routes of Administration and Dosage

Oral:0.5-5 mgs 2 or 3 times a day. In severe cases upto 100 mgs/day can be used. Parenteral:2-5 mgs repeated every 4-8 hours. In severely disturbed patients upto 30 mgs may be needed.



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Contra Indications

Haloperidol is contraindicated in closed angle glaucoma, prostatic hypertrophy, cardiovascular disease, parkinsonism, lactation and in children.



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Precautions

Precaution has to be taken in patients with epilepsy, allergy, glaucoma and in thyrotoxicosis.



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Interactions

Central nervous system (CNS) depressants,Tricyclic antidepressants: Taking these drugs with haloperidol may result in increased CNS and other depressant effects, and in an increased chance of hypotension. Epinephrine : Severe hypotension or cardiac arrhythmias may occur. Levodopa : Haloperidol may reduce the potency of this drug.



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Brand Names

CIZOREN (STADMED), DEPIDOL (TORRENT), HALIDOL (BIDDLE SAWYER), HALOPIDOL (ETHNOR), HALORID (PACE SQL), LARENASE (LA PHARMA), SENORM (SUN PHARMA), SERADOL (SIGMA), SERENACE (RPG), TRANCODOL (INTAS)



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