Serenace 20 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 Info Don’t use for children under the age of 3 years. Use the serenace drug with a doctor’s advice in children under the age of 12 years. Don’t drive or operate heavy machinery as haloperidol can cause drowsiness. Don’t stop the medication abruptly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms such as confusion, headache, tremors, and hallucinations.
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 tablets? If there is an overdose of haloperidol tablets, you may experience extreme drowsiness, agitation, tremors, weakness, and irregular pulse.