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Halodyl 1.5 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Halodyl Tablet

Halodyl 1.5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.

Halodyl Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Abnormality of voluntary movements
  • Weight gain
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Urinary retention
  • Constipation
  • Muscle rigidity

How to use Halodyl Tablet

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. Halodyl 1.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Halodyl Tablet works

Halodyl 1.5 mg Tablet is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Halodyl Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking haloperidol together with alcohol may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Halodyl 1.5 mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Halodyl 1.5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
If Halodyl 1.5 mg Tablet is used, monitor the baby for excessive sleepiness.
Driving
Halodyl 1.5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Halodyl 1.5 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Halodyl 1.5 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, patients with severe kidney disease may need to be started at a lower dose as it may cause excessive sleepiness in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Halodyl 1.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Halodyl 1.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • Halodyl 1.5 mg Tablet helps treat schizophrenia.
  • It is less likely to cause weight gain as compared to other similar medicines.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Halodyl 1.5 mg Tablet may cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can cause increased dizziness.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience any abnormal movements or have difficulty controlling movements.
  • It may affect how your body regulates your temperature. Avoid getting dehydrated and drink plenty of fluids.
  • Your doctor may check your heart function and level of electrolytes such as sodium and magnesium before you start treatment with this medicine and regularly thereafter.
  • Do not stop taking Halodyl 1.5 mg Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Halodyl with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Psycool, Proparise
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tremash, Tropidol, Dolfi
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Halodyl

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Is schizophrenia a major disorder. My psychiatrist prescribed me with sizodon 10 and soltus 50
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Schizophrenia is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by fear, odd experiences and distorted thought pattern. Treatment is with antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Coping with a mental disorder as serious as schizophrenia can be challenging, both for the person with the condition and for friends and family. Here are some ways to cope: 1. Learn about schizophrenia. Education about the disorder can help motivate the person with the disease to stick to the treatment plan. Education can help friends and family understand the disorder and be more compassionate with the person who has it. 2. Join a support group. Support groups for people with schizophrenia can help them reach out to others facing similar challenges. Support groups may also help family and friends cope. 3. Stay focused on goals. Managing schizophrenia is an ongoing process. Keeping treatment goals in mind can help the person with schizophrenia stay motivated. Help your loved one remember to take responsibility for managing the illness and working toward goals. 4. Ask about social services assistance. These services may be able to assist with affordable counselling services, job placements and other daily activities. 5. Learn relaxation and stress management. The person with schizophrenia and loved ones may benefit from stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga or tai chi. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
Suffering from schizophrenia since last 40yrs controlled on risdone plus and resizing plus alternate daysAnd traizzine s not resizing plus
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Schzophrenia is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by fear, odd experiences and distorted thought pattern. Treatment is with antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Regular follow up with psychiatrist is essential for monitoring side effects and response.
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FAQs

Q. Is Halodyl a controlled drug or narcotic or addictive?

No,Halodyl is not a controlled drug, narcotic or addictive

Q. Is Halodyl a benzo or a neuroleptic or MAOI?

No,Halodyl 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 Halodyl used for nausea?

No,Halodyl 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 Halodyl a sedative/ make you sleepy?

Yes,Halodyl 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 Halodyl cause weight gain or does Halodyl cause tardive dyskinesia?

Yes, in some people Halodyl may cause weight gain and tardive dyskinesia

Q. Does Halodyl cause respiratory depression/ hallucination?

Halodyl may cause dyspnea as well as other bahavioral abnormalities in patients. It is not known to cause respiratory depression/ hallucination.
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