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Haloperidol

HALOPERIDOL is used to treat schizophrenia. This medicine is also used to control tics and vocal outbursts in patients with Tourette's syndrome and treat behavioral problems in children with severe conduct disorders. It should only be used in these children if other medicines have not worked. Compare typical antipsychotics.
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Haldol Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. It may be a few weeks before you see the full effects of this medicine.

You may get dizzy or drowsy or have blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can increase dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Do not treat yourself for colds, diarrhea or allergies. Ask your doctor or health care professional for advice, some nonprescription medicines may increase possible side effects.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

This medicine can reduce the response of your body to heat or cold. Dress warm in cold weather and stay hydrated in hot weather. If possible, avoid extreme temperatures like saunas, hot tubs, very hot or cold showers, or activities that can cause dehydration such as vigorous exercise.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Difficulty with speaking or swallowing

inability to move the eyes

loss of balance control

mask-like face

muscle spasms, especially of the neck and back

restlessness or need to keep moving (severe)

shuffling walk

stiffness of the arms and legs

trembling and shaking of the fingers and hands

twisting movements of the body

weakness of the arms and legs

Less common

Decreased thirst

difficulty in urination

dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting

hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there)

lip smacking or puckering

puffing of the cheeks

rapid or worm-like movements of the tongue

skin rash

uncontrolled chewing movements

uncontrolled movements of the arms and legs

Rare

Confusion

convulsions (seizures)

difficult or fast breathing

fast heartbeat or irregular pulse

fever (high)

high or low blood pressure

hot, dry skin, or lack of sweating

increased blinking or spasms of the eyelid

increased sweating

loss of bladder control

muscle stiffness (severe)

muscle weakness

sore throat and fever

uncontrolled twisting movements of the neck, trunk, arms, or legs

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual facial expressions or body positions

unusual tiredness or weakness

unusually pale skin

yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

Continuing nausea or vomiting

increase in the frequency of seizures

loss of appetite

swelling of the face

tiredness and weakness

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Difficulty with breathing (severe)

dizziness (severe)

drowsiness (severe)

muscle trembling, jerking, stiffness, or uncontrolled movements (severe)

unusual tiredness or weakness (severe)

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Blurred vision

changes in menstrual period

constipation

dryness of the mouth

swelling or pain in the breasts (in females)

unusual secretion of milk

weight gain

Less common

Decreased sexual ability

drowsiness

increased sensitivity of the skin to sun (skin rash, itching, redness or other discoloration of skin, or severe sunburn)

nausea or vomiting

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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