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alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Hexidol plus 5 mg/2 mg 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.
UNSAFE
Hexidol plus 5 mg/2 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR HEXIDOL PLUS

Haloperidol(5mg)

Uses

Haloperidol is used in the treatment of schizophrenia

How it works

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

Common side effects

Sleepiness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Dry mouth, Abnormality of voluntary movements, Weight gain, Parkinsonism, Akathisia, Dystonia, Constipation
Trihexyphenidyl(2mg)

Uses

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

How it works

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

Common side effects

Dry mouth, Nausea, Vomiting, Constipation, Blurred vision

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Expert advice FOR HEXIDOL PLUS

  • 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 HEXIDOL PLUS

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.

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