Haloperidol- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of Drug Haloperidol is Antipsychotics drug
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Haloperidol is used for
1. Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
2. Mania
3. Psychomotor agitation and violent behaviour
4. Adjunct in severe anxiety
5. Agitation
6. Psychosis
7. Neuroleptanalgesia
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms1. TABLETS
Contraindications1. Impaired consciousness due to CNS depression
2. Bone-marrow depression
3. Pheochromocytoma
4. Porphyria
5. Basal ganglia disease
6. Parkinsonism
7. Thyrotoxicosis
8. Cardiac arrhythmia
9. Depression
10. Closed-angle glaucoma
Precautions1. Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disorders
2. Respiratory disease
3. Parkinsonism
4. Epilepsy
5. Acute infections
6. Pregnancy
Adverse Effects1. Sedating and fewer hypotensive and anticholinergic symptoms
2. Pigmentation and photosensivity reactions
3. Extrapyramidal symptoms
4. Weight loss
5. Hypoglycaemia
6. Inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion
Pregnancy Category C

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