Haloperidol long-acting injection

Haloperidol long-acting injection

 

Common English name: Haloperidol long-acting injection

Brand: Haloperidol decanoate, Haldol Decanoate

Application: Reducing the symptoms of schizophrenia and other mental, emotional or behavioral problems

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of haloperidol

Pharmacological information of injectable haloperidol

The correct amount and method of injecting haloperidol

Contraindications to injectable haloperidol

Haloperidol use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of injecting Haloperidol on driving

 Drug interaction with injectable haloperidol

 Warning about injecting Haloperidol

Side effects of injecting haloperidol

Storage conditions of injectable Haloperidol

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of haloperidol

Tablets, capsules and injections

 

Pharmacological information of injectable haloperidol

Schizophrenia is a mental health disorder that disrupts ideas, beliefs, and experiences. Haloperidol is prescribed to relieve the symptoms of schizophrenia. Symptoms of schizophrenia include hearing, seeing, hallucinations, misconceptions, and suspicious feelings. Haloperidol belongs to a group of drugs called antipsychotics, which work to balance the brain's chemicals, thus controlling the symptoms of schizophrenia.

Long-acting injectable haloperidol is used to maintain the symptoms of schizophrenia relieved with haloperidol. Long-acting injectable haloperidol slowly releases haloperidol into the body; Patients should inject this drug every two or four weeks. The main advantage of the long-acting injectable haloperidol is that it acts as a depot and slowly releases the drug into your body, so you do not need to take one pill every day.

There is also haloperidol in the form of tablets and capsules, the information about which is listed separately on the page of haloperidol.

 

The correct amount and method of injecting haloperidol

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of Haloperidol injected varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your neurologist has told you. You should be monitored for a few hours after injecting this medicine to avoid severe side effects.
  • Haloperidol (intramuscular) injection is given by your doctor or nurse.
  • Your doctor may also ask you to take your pill or capsule for a few weeks after starting the injection. This is because it may take a few weeks to feel the full effect of the injection.
  • Treatment is started with a low dose of this drug and then the dose of this drug is increased based on the patient's tolerance. The injection will continue for a long time to relieve your symptoms.

 

Contraindications to injectable haloperidol

Note the expiration date of the injectable haloperidol, and do not take the medicine if it has expired.

Never give Haloperidol to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with haloperidol, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Haloperidol use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor.

 

The effect of injecting Haloperidol on driving

Haloperidol does not cause drowsiness and dizziness, you do not need to avoid driving and working with machines.

 

 Drug interaction with injectable haloperidol

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some drugs that may interact with haloperidol include: Anticholinergic drugs (eg, antispasmodics such as the alkaloid belladonna, scopolamine), cabergoline, carbamazepine, ketoconazole, lithium, methyl dopaine, Parkinson's disease And carbide dopa, selegiline), paroxetine, pergolide, and rifampin.

Many drugs in addition to haloperidol may affect heart rhythm (prolongation of QT time), including: amiodarone, dofetilide, pimozide, procainamide, quinidine , Sotalol, macrolide antibiotics (such as erythromycin).

If medications or sleeping pills such as alcohol, certain antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), sleeping pills or anxiolytics (such as diazepam and zolpidem), muscle relaxants, painkillers, painkillers Be sure to tell your doctor if you are taking codeine or psychiatric medicines (eg, risperidone, trazodone).

Check the labels on all your medications (such as allergies or colds and cough medicines) as most of their ingredients cause drowsiness. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about taking these medicines.

 

 Warning about injecting Haloperidol

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking haloperidol:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have cardiovascular disease.
  • If you have a problem with your kidneys, liver or prostate.
  • If you have trouble breathing.
  • If you have any of the following problems: diabetes, epilepsy, dementia, Parkinson's disease, depression, glaucoma (high eye pressure) or myasthenia gravis (a condition that causes muscle weakness).
  • If you have ever had jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes).
  • If you have a tumor on the adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma).
  • If you have been told that your blood electrolyte levels are low.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.

 

Side effects of injecting haloperidol

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking this medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

  • Dizziness, drowsiness and blurred vision
  • Feeling restless
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Shivering and lack of control over muscle movements
  • Increased saliva
  • Headache
  • Indigestion and heartburn
  • Pain at the injection site: Tell your doctor if the injection site becomes red or swollen.
  • Weight changes, sleep problems, mood swings, nasal congestion, changes in sexual ability, breast enlargement, breast milk production, menstrual problems, rapid heartbeat, urinary problems, itchy skin: If any of these are annoying Tell your doctor.
  • Important Note: If you experience symptoms such as muscle stiffness, high fever, dizziness, rapid heartbeat and sweating, you should contact your doctor. These symptoms can be a sign of a rare condition known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to Haloperidol.

Side effects of Haloperidol overdose (haloperidol poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of injectable Haloperidol

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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