Halopid is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia (a mental disorder in which a person develops unreal thoughts and behavior). I... View More
Uses of Halopid
Side effects of Halopid
How to use Halopid
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Halopid may be taken with ... View More
How Halopid works
Halopid is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.
Schizophrenia, Delirium, Hiccups, Acute psychosis, Hyperactivity, Aggression, Agitation and confusion, Tic disorders, Tourette syndrome, Chorea, Nausea ... View More
May be taken with or without food. May be taken w/ meals to minimise GI irritation.
Oral Psychoses Adult: 0.5-5 mg bid/tid, may increase up to 100 mg daily in severe or resistant cases. Usual maintenance: 3-10 mg daily. Tourette's... View More
<3 years: Safety and efficacy not established Psychosis/Sedation 3-12 years (15-40 kg): 0.25-0.5 mg/day PO divided q8-12hr initially; may be increas... View More
Severe toxic CNS depression; preexisting coma; Parkinson's disease; lactation.
Mode of Action
Haloperidol blocks postsynaptic dopamine D1 and D2 receptors in the mesolimbic system and decreases the release of hypothalamic and hypophyseal hormones... View More
Parkinsonism; epilepsy, allergy, angle-closure glaucoma, benign prostatic hyperplasia; severe cardiac or hepatic disease; extremes in temp (hot and cold... View More
Extrapyramidal symptoms Akathisia,Dystonia,Muscle stiffness,Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS; infrequent but serious),Parkinsonism,Tardive dyskinesi... View More
Carbamazepine and rifampicin reduce plasma concentrations. Symptoms of CNS depression may be enhanced by CNS depressants e.g. alcohol, hypnotics, genera... View More