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Composition FOR HALO 5mg capsule

Haloperidol(5mg)

food interaction for HALO capsule

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Halo 5mg capsule at a fixed time.
Taking haloperidol together with alcohol may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.
UNSAFE
Halo 5mg capsule 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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    Haloperidol(5mg)

    Halo capsule uses

    Halo 5mg capsule is used in the treatment of schizophrenia

    How halo capsule works

    Halo 5mg capsule works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects the thoughts and moods.

    Common side effects of halo capsule

    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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    Expert advice FOR HALO capsule

    • 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 asked questions FOR HALO 5mg capsule

    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
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    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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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)