Adult: Initially, 2-10 mg in subsequent doses given as often as every 60 minutes until symptoms are controlled, administer with a dosage interval of 4-8 hours. Adjust dose according to response and tolerability. Max: 18 mg daily.
Oral Severe tics, Tourette's syndrome
Adult: 0.5-5 mg 2-3 times daily. Maintenance dose: 4 mg once daily. Adjust dose according to response and tolerability. Max: 30 mg daily. Child: 3-12 years Initially 0.25 mg daily, increased to 0.5-3 mg daily. Max: 3 mg daily; 13-17 years 0.25 mg daily, increased to 2-6 mg daily. Max: 6 mg daily.
Oral Mania, Psychoses, Schizophrenia
Adult: 0.5-5 mg 2-3 times daily. Maintenance: 3-10 mg daily. Adjust dose according to response and tolerability. Child: Schizophrenia: 3-12 years Initially 0.5 mg daily, increased to 1-4 mg daily. Max: 6 mg daily; 13-17 years 0.5 mg daily, increased to 1-6 mg daily. Max: 10 mg daily. Elderly: 0.5-2 mg 2-3 times daily. Adjust dose according to response and tolerability. Max: 20 mg/day in divided doses.
May be taken with or without food. May be taken w/ meals to minimise GI irritation.
Patient with dementia-related psychosis, bipolar disorders, seizures or EEG abnormalities, risk of falls, risk of QT prolongation, risk factors for stroke, severe CV disease, decreased gastrointestinal motility, paralytic ileus, urinary retention, BPH, xerostomia, visual problems, and narrow angle glaucoma. Concomitant use with antidepressants and anticholinergic agents. Avoid abrupt withdrawal. Renal and hepatic impairment. Elderly. Children. Pregnancy.
Significant: Extrapyramidal syndrome (e.g. pseudoparkinsonism, akathisia, tardive dyskinesia, dystonia), CNS depression, anticholinergic effects (e.g. constipation, xerostomia, blurred vision, urinary retention), esophageal dysmotility and aspiration, somnolence, orthostatic hypotension, motor or sensory instability, hyperprolactinaemia. Cardiac disorders: Cardiac arrhythmia, tachycardia. Eye disorders: Visual disturbance. Gastrointestinal disorders: Diarrhoea, nausea, sialorrhoea, vomiting. General disorders and administration site conditions: Injection site reaction. Hepatobiliary disorders: Jaundice. Metabolism and nutrition disorders: Anorexia, hypoglycaemia. Nervous system disorders: Agitation, restlessness, headache. Psychiatric disorders: Confusion, depression, insomnia. Renal and urinary disorders: Urinary retention. Reproductive system and breast disorders: Erectile dysfunction, gynaecomastia, priapism. Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders: Bronchospasm, dyspnoea. Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Acneiform rash, maculopapular rash. Vascular disorders: Hypotension. Potentially Fatal: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, bronchopneumonia, blood dyscrasias (e.g. leucopenia, neutropenia, agranulocytosis), QT prolongation, torsade de pointes.
Symptoms: Severe extrapyramidal reactions, hypotension, and sedation. Sometimes coma with respiratory depression and hypotension which could be severe enough to produce shock-like state. Management: Symptomatic and supportive treatment. Empty stomach by inducing emesis or gastric lavage after an acute ingestion. Administer activated charcoal to decrease drug absorption. Use mechanically assisted ventilation (e.g. oropharyngeal airway, endotracheal tube) to establish and maintain a patent airway during respiratory depression or coma. Treat convulsion with diazepam and monitor respiratory status. Hypotension and circulatory collapse may be treated by IV fluids, plasma or concentrated albumin and vasopressor agents (e.g. dopamine, noradrenaline). Administer benztropine mesylate 1-2 mg (IV or IM) in severe cases of extrapyramidal reactions. Treat severe arrythmia with appropriate anti-arrhythmic measures. Monitor ECG and manage hypothermia.
Altered concentration of haloperidol with CYP3A4 and CYP2D6 inhibitors and inducers. May increase plasma concentration of tricyclic antidepressant.
Description: Haloperidol is a butyrophenone. It nonselectively inhibits postsynaptic dopaminergic D2 receptors in the brain. Pharmacokinetics: Absorption: Readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Bioavailability: Approx 60-70% (oral). Time to peak plasma concentration: 2-6 hours (oral); 20 minutes (IM). Distribution: Crosses the blood-brain barrier; enters breast milk. Plasma protein binding: Approx 92%. Metabolism: Extensively metabolised in the liver via oxidative dealkylation and ultimately conjugated with glycine. Excretion: Via urine (30%, 1% as unchanged drug). Elimination half-life: Approx 12-38 hours (oral).
Oral: Store between 20-25°C. Solution for injection: Store between 20-25°C. Do not refrigerate or freeze. Protect from light.
N05AD01 - haloperidol ; Belongs to the class of butyrophenone derivatives antipsychotics.
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