Haloperidol is a type of antipsychotic drug, that is used in the treatment of mood disorders like schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders. It helps in calming the mind, relieving nervousness, removes suicidal, negative thoughts, and hallucinations. In addition, it also treats involuntary movements and sound outbursts in Tourette's syndrome. Headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, difficulty in urination, etc., are the side effects of this drug.
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Will Risperidone and Asprito affect my fetus during pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, I had two episodes of psychosis in the past two years. I started treatment with Risperidone and later started Asprito 5 mg. I am getting married after two months. I want to know that if I start a family, will this treatment affect my baby's health as only limited medicines are allowed ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are receiving only 5 mg Asprito (Aripiprazole), which is a very low dose, it is better if you stop the medication at least in the first trimester (first 3 months of pregnancy). Then, you can take medicine safely during remaining pregnancy (last 6 months). But, if... Read Full »
After stopping Arip, I suffer from insomnia during pregnancy. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor,Initially, I was diagnosed to have bipolar disorder before 10 years and was cured with Lithium. Then, it relapsed before five years. So, I started to have Arip 20 mg and by last month it was tapered to 5 mg. Now, I am 8 weeks pregnant. When I got to know that I am pregnant, I was advised b... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pregnancy is a high-risk period. Hence, the risk of relapse is more during pregnancy. It is advisable to take a small dose of medications throughout the pregnancy to prevent relapse. I suggest tablet Serenace 1.5 mg (Haloperidol) at night along with tablet Pacitane (Trih... Read Full »
My tic disorder got worse after taking Haloperidol. What is the alternative option?
Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from tic disorder from childhood with eye blinking and shoulder movement. It was not a big problem for me in my childhood. After marriage, it became worse with continued coughing. So I decided to take medicines by consulting a psychiatrist. The doctor prescribed me Risperidone a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having minor anxiety symptoms with tics. Sometimes, tics get flare up due to anxiety, and hence it is important to cure anxiety as well. The medications prescribed for you are the right ones. But Haloperidol 0.75 mg works well for anxiety also. Dosulepin can be ... Read Full »
Which antipsychotic medicine will cause the least weight gain?
Query: Hi doctor, Which atypical antipsychotic will cause the least weight gain? Abilify is not an option as I am allergic to it. Also, Geodon or Zeldox gave me severe drowsiness to the point that I had to sleep or could not open my eyes. Please help me. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Haloperidol is an antipsychotic with the least weight gain potential. If you are maintaining well on the antipsychotic which you are prescribed now, I advise you to continue taking it as discontinuation can precipitate a relapse. The medicines are prescribed based on the ... Read Full »