COMBIDOL TABLET

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Substitutes for COMBIDOL

No substitutes found for this medicine

Medicine Overview of COMBIDOL TABLET

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Uses of Haloperidol

Haloperidol is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.
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Side effects of Haloperidol

Common

Sleepiness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Dry mouth, Abnormality of voluntary movements, Weight gain, Parkinsonism, Akathisia, Dystonia, Constipation.

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How to use Haloperidol

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How COMBIDOL TABLET works

Haloperidol works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects the thoughts and moods.
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Uses of Trihexyphenidyl

Trihexyphenidyl is used in parkinson's disease and drug induced abnormal movements.
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Side effects of Trihexyphenidyl

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Dry mouth, Nausea, Vomiting, Constipation, Blurred vision.

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How to use Trihexyphenidyl

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How COMBIDOL TABLET works

Trihexyphenidyl works by decreasing the activity of excess accetycholine in brain. This improves muscle control and reduces stiffness.

In Depth Information on COMBIDOL TABLET

Expert advice for Haloperidol

  • 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.

Expert advice for Trihexyphenidyl

  • Trihexyphenidyl should be used cautiously in patients with high blood pressure (hypertension), heart, kidney or liver disorders, glaucoma (increase in pressure inside the eye causing gradual loss of vision if left untreated), obstructive disease of the digestive, genital and urinary tracts, myasthenia gravis (a disease characterized by very weak and unusually tired muscles) and in elderly men with enlarged prostate gland (prostatic hypertrophy).
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience psychiatric symptoms such as – confusion, delusions (believing in things that are not real) and hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that that are not real). Extreme caution should be taken in elderly.
  • Trihexyphenidyl is not recommended for use in patients with tardive dyskinesia (involuntary movement of face and jaw) and in children under 18 years of age.
  • Trihexyphenidyl is not recommended as prophylaxis (preventive treatment) for drug-induced parkinsonism.
  • Avoid abrupt discontinuation of treatment as it can result in worsening of symptoms of Parkinson’s disease or emergence of life-threatening complications (neuroleptic malignant syndrome).
  • Take precautions while driving or operating machinery as trihexyphenidyl can impair mental and physical abilities.
  • Use trihexyphenidyl with caution in hot weather as it can increase susceptibility to heat stroke (symptoms: very high fever, inability to bear heat, nausea, vomiting etc.)
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Warnings
Special precautions for COMBIDOL TABLET
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Combidol tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.

Taking haloperidol together with alcohol may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Combidol tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
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Caution is advised in patients with renal failure and phaeochromocytoma.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for COMBIDOL TABLET

Frequently asked questions for Haloperidol

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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Frequently asked questions for Trihexyphenidyl

Q. What is trihexyphenidyl used for?
Trihexyphenidyl is used to in the management of Parkinson's disease as an add-on medicine along with other medicines. It helps by improving muscle control and reducing the stiffness of the muscle so that they can move naturally. Trihexyphenidyl can also be used to treat movement disorders (extreme restlessness, involuntary movements or muscle spasms) which can be caused by certain drugs.
Q. How does trihexyphenidyl work?
Trihexyphenidyl works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger known as acetylcholine on the nerves of the smooth muscles; thereby, reducing the muscle spasm (involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles), tremor (uncontrolled shaking) and excessive salivation associated with Parkinson's disease.
Q. Is trihexyphenidyl a narcotic substance?
No, trihexyphenidyl is not a narcotic substance. Trihexyphenidyl is an antispasmodic(muscle relaxing) medicine and belongs to a group of medicines known as anticholinergics.
Q. Is trihexyphenidyl addictive?
Trihexyphenidyl may be associated with abuse (due to its hallucinogenic or euphoriant properties, common to all anti-cholinergic drugs) if given in sufficient amounts.
Q. Is trihexyphenidyl a MAO inhibitor?
No, trihexyphenidyl is not a MAO inhibitor. Trihexyphenidyl is an antispasmodic (muscle relaxing) drug and belongs to a group of medicines known as anticholinergics.
Q. Is trihexyphenidyl safe?
Trihexyphenidyl is a safe medicine if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Is trihexyphenidyl a controlled substance?
No, trihexyphenidyl is not classified as a controlled substance. However, the possibility of abuse should be borne in mind due to its stimulant and euphoriant properties.
Q. Is trihexyphenidyl FDA approved?
Trihexyphenidyl is an approved medicine by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Q. Does trihexyphenidyl get you high?
Trihexyphenidyl has been reported to get you a high. Please use this drug only for prescribed duration in doses as recommended by your doctor.
Q. Does trihexyphenidyl cause weight gain?
Trihexyphenidyl has not been seen to cause weight gain. However, weight loss has been reported with trihexyphenidyl in children. Please consult your doctor in case you experience an unexpected change in your weight while you are taking trihexyphenidyl.
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