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does haloperidol shop up in blood tests? and which blood test should i take?
I think someone in my family is adding haloperidol into my food and water and stuff, but i cant be sure. what blood teste should i take, and will it show up?

haloperidol's trade names are; halidol, peridol,Serenace and dozic

Yara R
  u can take a specific blood test testing for the drug ... however it has many side effects so i think you'd notice (eg dry mouth, tremors, weight gain)
Can haloperidol affect my ability to study?
I take 20mg a day.

I don't know whether it is my illness (I have schizophrenia) and my relapse and hospital stay a month ago is the thing that is making my concentration crap or it is the haloperidol....
  I would talk to your Doc. or therapist, whoever is prescribing the medicine. Because medication can affect everyone so differently, it's hard to say whether it's the medicine or the relapse you had. Good luck though =)
Jill S
Has anyone expirienced shaking/ trembling as side effect of haloperidol? My bf has, and he even broke 3 ashtrays with trying to hold them.....I'm worried about him, but we kind of have long distant relationship (long story)....Did anyone expirience anything like this? And can anyone tell me how serious that shaking can be? I mean if anyone can describe it? (the strenghts of that shaking, how it looks like, is it disabiling etc.?)
  Haloperidol can cause extrapyramidal side effects, such as rigidity, persistent muscle spasms, tremors, and restlessness. It is very common and can be sort of like the symptoms of Parkinson's. For some people, these side effects can be very debilitating, almost to the point that the psychiatrist will change the drug.
Extrapyramidal side effects are common with the older antipsychotics, like haldol. However, the newer "atypical antipsychotics," like Zyprexa and Clozaril have a lower incidence of these side effects. Some psychiatrists will just switch the patient from the older drug to the newer ones. However, some people respond so well to the older drug, that they don't want to change it, so they may prescribe another drug to just treat the extrapyramidal side effect. Cogentin is commonly prescribed.

The Extrapyramidal side effects can lead to Tardive Dyskinesia, which includes repetitive, involuntary, purposeless movements. Features of the disorder may include grimacing, tongue protrusion, lip smacking, puckering and pursing, and rapid eye blinking. Rapid movements of the arms, legs, and trunk may also occur.

This problem can get worse, so I would suggest that you tell your boyfriend to go see his psychiatrist soon.

I know it sounds like the medications are awful and they do have these side effects. However, sometimes the side effects are not nearly as bad as the disorder they are treating. Always have your boyfriend talk to his psychiatrist before making ANY changes.
what medication would you recommend from this list?
I can no longer afford seroquel for the following conditions:

below are the Walmart $4 dollar prescriptions. which one(s) would you recommend as a replacement?

Amitriptyline, Amitriptyline, Atriptyline, Amitriptyline, Amitriptyline, Benztropine, Buspirone, Buspirone, Carbamazepine, Citalopram,
Citalopram, Doxepin HCL, Doxepin HCL, Doxepin HCL, Doxepin HCL,
Doxepin HCL, Fluoxetine, Fluoxetine, Fluoxetine, Fluoxetine,
Fluphenazine, Haloperidol, Haloperidol, Haloperidol, Lithium Carbonate,
Nortriptyline, Nortriptyline, Paroxetine, Paroxetine, Prochlorperazine,
Thioridazine, Thioridazine, Thiothixene, Trazodone, Trihexyphenidyl
  Rather than asking people what medication you should take, which really should be addressed to a doctor only, I have gone to a website that I know of and found you Astra Zeneca's subsidized programs, the maker of Serequel.

I have provided the link to these applications for you. The first program is for someone who has no insurance coverage and the medicine would be shipped to the doctor's office directly from Astra Zeneca. The second program you would not qualify for because you do not have Medicare so ignore it. The third program you would have to check you pharmacies to see if they have the Together Rx Access and if they don't, then don't even apply for it.

The first program you would qualify for as long as you don't have insurance, which I assume you don't, and you meet the income requirements which are given on the application page. When you click on the link for that particular program you will see the income limits. Whatever you do, don't forget to print out the page with the instructions before accessing the application. Then print out your application and follow the instructions, mail them in and wait for approval. If approved you will be supplied with seroquel for low or no cost for one year. It is renewed annually.

Good Luck
Donna L
Big question on Haloperidol and Benzatropine?
I now know that Haloperidol has sedative properties. I also know that Diazepam and Clonazepam can help with agitation. I already have 25 5mg Diazepams and 25 0.5 Clonazepams. I also have 25 2.5 Lorazepams. But, can these benzodiazepines stop a dystonic reaction from forming? Or what about Levodopa, Baclofen or Diphenhydramine?
Why does Benzatropine (Benztrop) and Benzhexol (Artane) cause pain behind the eyes? Is it serious? Or, should I just take some Panadeine Forte? In time, will the pain behind the eyes go away (daily dose of Benzatropine is 4mg)? I don't want to get acute narrow angle glaucoma. By the way, I have just had my eyes tested, and its all normal. I need to know, what prescription medications can I take to stop dystonias without experiencing pain behind the eyes? I don't want to go blind. If I were to use 15mg of Haloperidol a day, with 4mg of Benzatropine, for 6 months, would I be allright? I mean, apart from Tardive Dyskinesia, what other problems could it produce? The pain behind the eyes is what is worrying me the most. My Pharmacist said that if I am taking Panadeine Forte for pain, I would not experience psychotic withdrawal symptoms. But, if I am abusing it, which I am, It could. Can you tell me a little about Haldol Decanoate? I think its a 50mg injection. If I were to have that, would I need to take Benzatropine every day? Will 15mg of Haloperidol a day turn me into a zombie? How powerful is it excactly? I want sedation and tranquility. If I develop a severe agitation or a state of restlessness to Haloperidol, what can I take to get rid of the agitation and restlessness? Will I get this by using 15mg a day?
One more thing. In your opinion, what Benzodiazepine is the most powerful? I believe the strongest ones are Flunitrazepam, Alprazolam, and Clonazepam. What do you think? And also, in your opinion, what is the most sedating Anti-Psychotic? I believe Quetiapine and Chlorpromazine: What do you think? Anyway, I think thats enough of me babbling on...
But please, I must stress this point: Are there any medications that can stop dystonias without giving pain behind they eyes? That is my main question. The reason I ask this is because I want to be on Haloperidol long-term. And I need a medication that stops dystonic reactions without creating pain behind the eyes. If there is anything about Haloperidol or Benzatropine that you think I should know, please tell me. This is a big question (s). Time to wrap it up. I appreciate you taking time out to answer all my questions.
Thank you very much for your help and I look forward to receiving a response to my question (s)
Ryan Hayes
Can Sinemet block dystonic reactions induced by Haloperidol?
I am on Haloperidol, 5mg, three times a day. My doctor also gave me some Benzatropine to stop Extra Pyramidal Side Effects. It works, but it gives me shocking headaches and severe pain behind the eyes, and sometimes I need to take Oxycontin to get rid of all the pain. Someone on here mentioned a drug called "Sinemet". Can this drug stop dystonias with causing so much pain? All replies will be appreciated.
Ryan Hayes
my husband was recently taken off haloperidol, and i was wondering what kinds of side effects he can expect?
my husband was taken off haloperidol after a year and a half, because he has gotten better and no longer needs this drug. what kinds of side effects might he expect, and what are some ways to help him through those?
  Akathisia manifests itself with anxiety, dysphoria, and an inability to remain motionless.
Other side effects include dry mouth, lethargy, restlessness of akathisia, muscle-stiffness, muscle-cramping, restlessness, tremors, Rabbit syndrome and weight-gain;
The potentially fatal neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a significant possible side effect
When was the drug Haloperidol first approved by the fda?
Tell me where this information can be found so I can reference it in a paper.
  It was first approved by the FDA 4/12/1967.
The FDA has a website that lists all drugs approved by them and eveything about the approval history for these drugs.

Here is the info on Haldol:

Surely you can reference the FDA's website in your paper...
How many prescriptions have been written this year for the antipsychotic drug Haloperidol?
Where can I find this information, I need to reference it for a paper.
  because it is a generic drug, there is no way of tracking that information accurately. But from the political ads on TV- I'd say not enough prescriptions filled yet.
  Mellaril and Haldol (brand name of the generic haloperidol) are both powerful antipsychotics with a distinct sedative effect. Valium is a benzodiazapine typically prescribed for anxiety management - it, too, has a powerful sedating effect. The cogentin is given in conjunction with the anti-psychotics to prevent some very serious side effects.

The one drug that does not "fit" is the dexedrine - it is a stimulant. However, it is also sometimes used to treat ADD/ADHD.

The most likely case scenario for a drug cocktail of this sort is that the physicians at the time suspected that you had childhood schizophrenia.

What are the effects of combining ketamine with haloperidol?
I want to know if the use of both in a medical setting would cause adverse effects in the patient.
  You have to search: ketamine and haloperidol interaction
For example:

Interactive effects of subanesthetic ketamine and haloperidol in healthy humans.,10,15;journal,156,710;linkingpublicationresults,1:100390,1

Chronic Administration of Haloperidol and Olanzapine Attenuates Ketamine-Induced Brain Metabolic Activation

Other examples:
What is the best medication for "Tourette Syndrome" ?
I have come across some names such as:


I am looking to put an end or lessen the reactrion of unwanted rapid body movements when nervous.
Social A
  this is long list reviewing it reveals serious side effect talk to your doc
what are the typical side affects of haloperidol d injections?
and how do you recomend coming off of it it i went cold turkey and seem to be having headaches i have no insurance at the moment and no money so i can't get a doc until i get my insurance back what should i watch out for
Can Haloperidol be used in Opioid withdrawal?
I have been using 600mg of Codeine Phosphate a day for 2 years. Will this drug (Serenace, we call it in Australia) help with a severe chronic opioid withdrawal syndrome?
Ryan Hayes
  Not sure, consult a doctor!

Any street uses for Thioridazine, Haloperidol, Quetiapine, Bupropion, and Amitriptyline?
I'm writing a paper on these psychoactive drugs and I need to know if there are any street uses for them. The first three are anti-psychotic drugs and the second two are anti-depressants. Thanks.
  Buproion gave me very intense headaches in the attempt to stop my smoking. I think the Dr. should have told me his full intentions. I knew I was adding it on to accommodate my current anti-depression drugs but did not know I would suffer incurably while my did his secret little study.
Linda S
on psychiatric medications?
Which of the following drugs is the most sedating:

Chlorpromazine, Droperidol, Fluphenazine, Fluphenthixol, Haloperidol, Pericyazine, Pimozide, Thioridazine, Thiothixene, Trifluoperazine, Zuclopphenthixol, Amilsipride, Olanzapine, Seroquel, Risperidone, Clozapine, Aripiprazole.

These are all major tranquilizers. I want to know which is the most sedating. I want something to knock me flat. Thanks People.
Ryan H
  I'm sure Haloperidol is pretty strong... I mean, that's what they use in psychiatric patients in the middle of severe episodes.
On psychiatric medications?
Which of the following drugs is the most sedating:

Chlorpromazine, Droperidol, Fluphenazine, Fluphenthixol, Haloperidol, Pericyazine, Pimozide, Thioridazine, Thiothixene, Trifluoperazine, Zuclopphenthixol, Amilsipride, Olanzapine, Seroquel, Risperidone, Clozapine, Aripiprazole.

These are all major tranquilizers. I want to know which is the most sedating. I want something to knock me flat. Thanks People.
Ryan H


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signezenia: @RWGaptastic no not at all! Im all in for giving Them haloperidol.
JaspersHuang: @SugarWithHearts ok i prescribe haloperidol for you. 10 tablets per hour
bluepillss: [quiz] what's the diff btwn haloperidol and halothane?
DxSama: @ThePervNerd I'll advise an immediate psychiatric evaluation. In the mean time, take some haloperidol.
didyfua: Bwhaha..Kita? Elo aja kalee *buangbody*(ړײ) RT @imam92: i think both of us should take haloperidol as best cure :p #meracaupagi
Dr_Hattivatti: Severe symptoms of Tourette syndrome are best treated with typical antipshychotics such as haloperidol or pimozide.