Halobid 1.5 Mg Tablet 10
Haloperidol is an antipsychotic medication that is used to treat behavioral disorders such as psychosis or schizophrenia, mania, and paranoia. It is also used to treat Tourette’s syndrome, a condition that involves unwanted repetitive movements and sounds.
How does the drug work?
Haloperidol drug acts on the dopamine receptors and inhibits the release of dopamine neurotransmitter. Doapmine helps in faster transmission of impulse. Thus, inhibition of dopamine release leads to inhibition of nerve impulse decreasing symptoms of psychosis.
What are the common side effect?
Haloperidol side effects include extrapyramidal side effects such as tremors, headache, agitation, and sleeping problems. Other side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension, dry mouth, changes in vision, constipation, nausea, vomiting, flushing, fever, muscle cramps, and difficulty urinating.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. Is haloperidol addictive? No significant evidence to prove that haloperidol is addictive. However, it is beneficial to use serenace for the prescribed duration.
2. Is haloperidol an antidepressant? No, haloperidol is an antipsychotic drug that is used to treat behavioral problems such as psychosis and mania.
3. Can I take alprazolam with haloperidol? Don’t take any sedative such as alprazolam along with haloperidol medication as both the drugs can cause drowsiness leading to prolonged sedation.
4. Does haloperidol cause Parkinson’s disease? First generation antipsychotics such as haloperidol can cause Parkinson’s disease. However, if your doctor prescribes haloperidol, use the drug as per instructions.
5. How can I identify if I have an overdose of haloperidol? If there is an overdose of haloperidol, you may experience extreme drowsiness, agitation, tremors, weakness, and irregular pulse.