Medicine Overview of Halo Capsule
Uses of Halo Capsule
Halo 5mg Capsule is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.
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.
How to use Halo Capsule
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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Halo 5mg Capsule at a fixed time.
How Halo Capsule works
Halo 5mg capsule is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.
In Depth Information on Halo Capsule
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.
Special precautions for Halo 5mg Capsule
Taking haloperidol together with alcohol may increase side e+more
ffects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating....
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Halo 5mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
Halo 5mg Capsule is probably usafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.+more
If Halo 5mg Capsule is used, monitor the baby for excessive sleepiness....
If Halo 5mg Capsule is used, monitor the baby for excessive sleepiness.
Halo 5mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or+more
decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Halo 5mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Halo 5mg Capsule is recommended.+more
However, patients with severe kidney disease may need to be started at a lower dose as it may cause excessive sleepiness in these patients....
However, patients with severe kidney disease may need to be started at a lower dose as it may cause excessive sleepiness in these patients.
Halo 5mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients wit+more
h liver disease. Dose adjustment of Halo 5mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Onabet Powder, Onitraz 100mg Capsule, Flugee 150mg Tablet, Tramazac HP 50mg Injection
Frequently asked questions for Halo 5mg Capsule
Frequently asked questions for Haloperidol
No,Halo is not a controlled drug, narcotic or addictive
No,Halo 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
No,Halo 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
Yes,Halo 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
Yes, in some people Halo may cause weight gain and tardive dyskinesia
Halo may cause dyspnea as well as other bahavioral abnormalities in patients. It is not known to cause respiratory depression/ hallucination.
Substitutes for Halo
No substitutes found for this medicine