Medicine Overview of Halow Tablet
Side Effects of Halow are 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.
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. Halow 1.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Halow 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.
In Depth Information on Halow Tablet
- 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.
Halow Tablet related warnings
Taking haloperidol together with alcohol may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Halow 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.
Halow 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 Halow 1.5 mg Tablet is used, monitor the baby for excessive sleepiness.
Halow 1.5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Halow 1.5 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Halow 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.
Halow 1.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Halow 1.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Halow Tablet
Q. Is Halow a controlled drug or narcotic or addictive?
No,Halow is not a controlled drug, narcotic or addictive
Q. Is Halow a benzo or a neuroleptic or MAOI?
No,Halow 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 Halow used for nausea?
No,Halow 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 Halow a sedative/ make you sleepy?
Yes,Halow 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 Halow cause weight gain or does Halow cause tardive dyskinesia?
Yes, in some people Halow may cause weight gain and tardive dyskinesia
Q. Does Halow cause respiratory depression/ hallucination?
Halow may cause dyspnea as well as other bahavioral abnormalities in patients. It is not known to cause respiratory depression/ hallucination.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Halow with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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