Are Haldol and Inapsine the Same Thing?
Haldol is used to treat psychotic disorders like schizophrenia, to control motor (movement) and verbal (for example, Tourette's syndrome) tics and is used to treat severe behavior problems in children.
Side effects of Haldol that are different from Inapsine include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dry mouth, nervousness, headache, spinning sensation, sleep problems (insomnia), skin rash, itching, spontaneous eye movements, mood changes, breast enlargement, irregular menstrual periods, loss of interest in sex, blurred vision, difficulty urinating or urinating less than usual, and occasional movement disorders.
Both Haldol and Inapsine may interact with alcohol, other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing (sleeping pills, narcotic pain medicines, prescription cough medicines, muscle relaxers, or medicines for anxiety, depression, or seizures), anti-malaria medications, cancer medicines, heart rhythm medicines, or medicines to treat a psychiatric disorder.
Do not stop using Haldol suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Haldol?
Side effects of Haldol include:
- dry mouth,
- spinning sensation,
- sleep problems (insomnia),
- skin rash,
- spontaneous eye movements,
- mood changes,
- breast enlargement,
- irregular menstrual periods,
- loss of interest in sex,
- blurred vision,
- difficulty urinating or urinating less than usual, and
- occasional movement disorders
Severe side effects of Haldol include:
- death in the elderly,
- prolongation of the QT heartbeat interval,
- tardive dyskinesia (involuntary movements), prolonged erection (hours),
- a symptom complex sometimes referred to as neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) with fever,
- irregular heartbeats,
- mental status changes, and
- renal failure
What Are Possible Side Effects of Inapsine?
Common side effects of Inapsine include:
- dizziness, or
- feeling restless or anxious
What Is Haldol?
Haldol (haloperidol) is an antipsychotic drug that decreases excitement in the brain. Haldol is used to treat psychotic disorders like schizophrenia, to control motor (movement) and verbal (for example, Tourette's syndrome) tics and is used to treat severe behavior problems in children.
Haldol is also used to treat or manage:
- manic or mixed episodes that happen with bipolar I disorder
- major depressive disorder (MDD) when ABILIFY is used with antidepressant medicines
- irritability associated with autistic disorder
- Tourette's disorder
Haldol Injection is a prescription medicine used to treat:
- agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar mania
It is not known if Haldol is safe or effective in children:
- under 13 years of age with schizophrenia
- under 10 years of age with bipolar I disorder
- under 6 years of age with irritability associated with autistic disorder
- under 6 years of age with Tourette's disorder
What Is Inapsine?
What Drugs Interact With Haldol?
Haldol may interact with other drugs so the patient needs close observation or monitoring to determine if other side effects develop.
What Drugs Interact With Inapsine?
Inapsine may interact with arsenic trioxide, diuretics (water pills), laxatives, drugs to treat psychiatric disorders, anti-malaria medication, heart or blood pressure medications, heart rhythm medication, drugs to treat high blood pressure or a prostate disorder, narcotics, or antibiotics, Tell your doctor all medications you use. During pregnancy, Inapsine should be taken only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
How Should Haldol Be Taken?
Haldol (ziprasidone HCl) is available as capsules and Haldol (ziprasidone mesylate) is available as an injection for intramuscular use.
Haldol Capsules should be administered at an initial daily dose of 20 mg twice daily with food. For intramuscular dosing, the recommended dose of Haldol is 10 mg to 20 mg administered as required up to a maximum dose of 40 mg per day.
How Should Inapsine Be Taken?
The maximum recommended adult initial dose of Inapsine is 2.5 mg IM (intramuscular) or slow IV (intravenous). For children two to 12 years of age, the maximum recommended initial dose is 0.1 mg/kg, taking into account the patient's age and other clinical factors.
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