Haloperidol(Haldol)

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Author:
Lhernandez
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279893
Filename:
Haloperidol(Haldol)
Updated:
2015-01-27 01:45:08
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PharmacologyGroup6 LVAPEC
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Drug Profiles,Pharmacology Group 6
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Haloperidol(Haldol) drug profile
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  1. Haloperidol(Haldol) Class
    • Tranquilizer
    • Anti-psychotic
  2. Haloperidol(Haldol) MOA
    • Blocks Dopamine receptors in the brain responsible for mood and behavior
    • Anti-emetic properties
  3. Haloperidol(Haldol) Indication
    • Acute psychosis
    • Extreme behavioral emergencies
  4. Haloperidol(Haldol) Contraindication
    • Should not be used in presence of other sedatives¬†
    • Agitation secondary to shock/hypoxia
  5. Haloperidol(Haldol) Adverse
    • Physical/mental impairment
    • Dyskensia(Parkinson's like runs have been known to occur; especially in children)
  6. Haloperidol(Haldol) Dosage
    Adult: 2-5mg IM

    Peds: Not recommended

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