Haldol Side Effects

 Haldol Side Effects

Common Haldol side effects may include hair loss, nausea, and constipation. However, side effects of Haldol can also include significantly more serious ailments, including long term side effects such as withdrawal, physical dependency and the inability to function in life.

Haldol, a first generation or typical antipsychotic, and other antipsychotics of its kind are usually prescribed when an individual has had a psychotic episode or if other medications have not worked. Antipsychotics may appear effective during the onset however, is typically not tolerated well for long term use. At Alternative to Meds Center, we provide methods of Haldol side effects help to offer individuals relief.

Some major side effects that an individual taking this antipsychotic drug may experience include: finding it hard to set or meet goals, misperception of reward, and feeling incapable of performing in life. For many individuals, these antipsychotic side effects are considered better than the continuous hospital visits or loss of sleep due to insomnia; so many users continue to take the drug. For others, Haldol adverse effects may completely outweigh any beneficial effects of this drug. No matter the case, side effects are not necessary to endure, as prescription drugs are not the only treatment option. Severe side effects associated with this medication include a painful erection that will not go away, confusion and muscle tension.

In clinical research studies, some of the most commonly occurring Haldol antipsychotic side effects included: diarrhea or constipation, vertigo (a spinning sensation), restlessness, headaches, hair loss, drowsiness, sensitivity to the sun, dry mouth, nausea, difficulty passing urine, nausea, blurred vision, and impotence (also known as erectile dysfunction). All side effects should be reported to a healthcare professional. However, there are a number of antipsychotic side effects that are severe or potentially harmful to the user’s health, including: depression, seizures, anxiety, worsening or psychotic symptoms, unusual body movements, low blood pressure (hypotension), high blood pressure (hypertension), muscle contractions, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), restlessness, jitteriness, and priapism (a painful erection of the penis that does not go away).

In addition, neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) can develop as a severe Haldol side effect. Signs and symptom of the NMS include: increased sweating, a high fever, tachycardia (increased heart rate), irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia), stiff muscles, confusion, irregular pulse, and irregular blood pressure. An allergic reaction t is also possible to occur as a severe side effect. Signs of an allergic reaction include: difficulty swallowing or breathing, unexplained swelling or rash, hives, itching, and wheezing. Alternative to Meds Center works includes on-staff medical professionals to help individual decrease dependence upon psychiatric medication. This is done by using careful techniques for tapering, natural substances to stabilize the neurochemistry, and removing accumulated neurotoxins that could contribute to the mental health symptoms which resulted in being medicated with this drug.

To successfully overcome Haldol withdrawal side effects, the following methods are used. We first lab test for any causes of the original issues; toxicity is often found to be the culprit, we then focus on clearing the person of toxins. Processed food, caffeine, sugar, and cigarettes are restricted and supplements known to be beneficial for these individuals are used. Our Haldol side effects help program includes IV amino therapy and other aimed nutritional therapy, massage, yoga; peer support, personal training, and other holistic treatments take care of anticipated side effects of withdrawal. Learn more about the underlying reasons for why antipsychotic drugs were prescribed and how we can provide you with Haldol side effects relief.

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