«Haloperidol» is a psychotropic drug, which is used in schizophrenia, alcoholic psychosis and other diseases related to psychomotor agitation. It also provides antiemetic and sedative effects. Prescribe a remedy not only for adults but also for children with hyperactivity. Is sold only by prescription.
The content of the article
- Method of application
- Side effects
The drug is manufactured by the Russian company. Made in the form of white tablets of round shape. The active component acts as Haldol.
The active substance is absorbed by 60-70%. The absorption occurs in the small intestine. The maximum amount of drug is observed after 3-6 hours after oral administration, with a greater percentage of the substance traced in the tissues and not in blood. Is broken down by the liver. Haloperidol is excreted by the kidneys and feces after 24 hours.
«Haloperidol» can only be assigned to physician detection of serious diseases of the brain and nervous system. Write it in psychoses, which manifest themselves in the form of hallucinations, delusions, and psychosomatic disorders, agitation. It is also effective in disorders of behavior, personality changes, and Tourette’s syndrome.
Use this psychotropic drug with this genetic disease, like Huntington’s syndrome, deteriorating cognitive skills and physical skills go.
Sometimes doctors prescribe haloperidol during long-term hiccups, and vomiting associated with anticancer treatment.
Not prescribed haloperidol in severe damage to the nervous system, epilepsy, depression and cardiovascular diseases.
During pregnancy, the drug overturned, so that the active substance is able to penetrate the placental barrier. During lactation haloperidol may have a negative impact on the health of these babies, so the medication used in the treatment of nursing mothers.
Pediatricians in my practice I can apply this psychotropic drug, but only for children over 3 years.
Method of application
Pills «Haloperidol» should be drunk 30 minutes before a meal. Better to drink their milk in order to avoid negative effects on the gastric mucosa. First, the patient is prescribed a smaller dose (approximately 1.5-5 mg), divided into 3 doses. Then the number of haloperidol gradually increased to achieve the desired result. The maximum daily dose is 100 mg. Therapy should last no less than 2 months.
In chronic forms of schizophrenia often enough 40 mg of haloperidol to stop attacks. As a preventive measure is applied to 5 mg of the drug per day. You should pay attention to the fact that the drug cannot be abruptly canceled, it is necessary to reduce the dose gradually. Children’s dose is calculated based on the weight of the child.
If haloperidol is used as antiemetics, patients discharged at 1.5-2.5 mg of the drug per day.
«Haloperidol» can cause quite a lot of side effects from the nervous, cardiovascular and digestive systems. Many patients complained of retention of urine, edema, pain in the Breasts, a violation of the cycle, reduced libido, weight gain and hair loss.
Patients on the background of psychoactive substance use were observed changes in blood parameters. We have also identified failures in the senses, manifested in the form of blurred vision, cataract, retinopathy. Not spared side and allergic reactions.
You should focus on the fact that the drug prescription. The doctor writes not only the permission to issue the drug, but also suggests the required amount. The cost of «Haloperidol» is about 50 rubles. The pharmacy can offer more expensive counterparts having the same composition, for example, «Haloperidol decanoate or Haloperidol-Richter». The advantage of analogs is that they are available in the form of a solution for injection.