haloperidol


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haloperidol

 [hal″o-per´ĭ-dol]
an antipsychotic agent of the butyrophenone group; used for the management of symptoms of psychoses and for control of the vocal utterances and tics of gilles de la tourette's syndrome.

haloperidol

/hal·o·peri·dol/ (hal″o-per´ĭ-dol) an antipsychotic agent of the butyrophenone group with antiemetic, hypotensive, and hypothermic actions; used especially in the management of psychoses and to control vocal utterances and tics of Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome; used also as the decanoate ester in maintenance therapy for psychotic disorders.

haloperidol

(hăl′ō-pĕr′ĭ-dôl′, -dŏl′, -dōl′)
n.
An antipsychotic drug, C21H23ClFNO2, often administered in its decanoate form, used in the treatment of schizophrenia and in the management of Tourette syndrome.

haloperidol

[hal′ōper′ədôl]
a butyrophenone antipsychotic.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of schizophrenia, in the control of tics and verbal utterance of Tourette's syndrome, in the treatment of severe behavioral problems in children, and as a sleep aid.
contraindications Parkinson's disease, concurrent administration of central nervous system depressants, liver or renal dysfunction, severe hypotension, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects There is a wide range of adverse effects. Among the more serious adverse effects are hypotension and hypersensitivity reactions. It also has comparatively high risk for a variety of extrapyramidal effects, including pseudoparkinson signs and symptoms, tardive dyskinesia, dystonia, and akathisia.

haloperidol

Haldol® Psychiatry A dopamine-blocking antipsychotic for treatment-refractory schizophrenia; it ↓ hallucinations, delusions, thought disturbances, ameliorates withdrawal and apathy, used to control Sx, and to prevent relapse; it may be used for Tourette syndrome Adverse effects Sedation, weight gain, extrapyramidal signs–which may be may be immediate–eg, parkinsonism, akathisia and acute dystonia, or late with long-term therapy–eg, tardive dyskinesia, 'rabbit' syndrome, orthostatic hypotension, cardiovascular, GI effects, potentially fatal neuroleptic malignant syndrome. See Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, Positive & Negative Symptom Scale, 'Rabbit syndrome, ' Schizophrenia. Cf Clozapine.

haloperidol

A butyrophenone drug used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. It is similar in its effects to the PHENOTHIAZINE derivative drugs. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Dozic, Haldol, Haloperidol and Serenace.

haloperidol

central nervous system-acting drug used to minimize unwanted movement, e.g. tremor of drug-induced parkinsonism; and tic-like movement characteristic of choreas

haloperidol

a dopamine antagonist in the brain, used as a neuroleptoanalgesic agent.
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11) An African American man, age 44, was receiving haloperidol decanoate, 400 mg every 2 weeks, and oral haloperidol, 20 mg/d.
Haloperidol for treatment of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 31, 1003.
3] Many antipsychotics (both typical and atypical) like chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, haloperidol, trifluoperazine, amisulpride, olanzapine and risperidone have been implicated.
Key clinical point: Antipsychotics such as haloperidol and risperidone are associated with a significant and dose-related increase in mortality in elderly patients with dementia, which "should raise the threshold for prescribing further.
Se observa, conbaja calidad de evidencia, un menor riesgo de falla de Olanzapina comparada con haloperidol.
A systematic review of 5 RCTs compared haloperidol with placebo over 3 to 16 weeks in 856 patients ages 72 to 81 years with dementia and agitation.
El haloperidol es un antagonista de los receptores dopaminergicos D2 utilizado en psiquiatria y en el manejo del delirium en el contexto medico-quirurgico durante mas de 40anos (7).
No significant change in glucose was detected in the haloperidol and risperidone groups.
No caso dos antipsicoticos, as principais associacoes observadas foram do haloperidol e o diazepam (16,67%), decanoato de haloperidol IM com haloperidol e carbamazepina (11,46%), haloperidol com biperideno e diazepam (10,42%), haloperidol com levomepromazina (9,38%) e tambem o decanoato de haloperidol com prometazina (9,38%).
Haloperidol is widely used in the UK as well as the US.