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haloperidol

Psychosis

TermDefinition
haloperidol Route PO, IM
haloperidol Action experts believe drug produces antipsychotic effects by blocking postsynaptic dopamine receptors in brain
haloperidol Uses To control symptoms of schizophrenia and psychotic disorders
haloperidol Adverse effects CNS – akathisia, hyperthermia, dystonia, extrapyramidal symptoms, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, Parkinsonism, seizures, vertigo. photosensitivity, hyperpigmentation, contact dermatitis, alopecia
haloperidol Contraindications Parkinson’s, Seizure, Severe Depression
haloperidol adverse effects 2 GU – anticholinergic adverse effects, urinary retention, sexual dysfunction, amenorrhea, breast engorgement and galactorrhea (women), priapism gynecomastia (men). Metabolic – hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, hyponatremia. Resp- bronchospasm, laryngospasm
haloperidol adverse effects cvs abnormal T waves, prolonged ventricular depolarization, QT prolongation, torsade de pointes, tachycardia, sudden death
haloperidol RN considerations Preventing Interactions: American and Asian Ginseng, Kava, Gotu Kola, Scotch broom, St John’s Wart, Valerian and Yohimbine increase effects
haloperidol Pt Teaching notify prescriber of any AE (tardive kyskinesia, dystonia or akathisia), do not drive a car or operate dangerous machinery, sunscreen!, hydration, dark urine is normal preg/ want to - discuss with provider
haloperidol Monitor EKG, Temp, extrapyramidal symptoms
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