HALOPERIDOL: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Psychosis: “Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking haloperidol:More commonDifficulty with speaking or swallowinginability to move the eyesloss of balance controlmask-like facemuscle spasms, especially of the neck and backrestlessness or need to keep moving (severe)shuffling walkstiffness of the arms and legstrembling and shaking of the fingers and handstwisting movements of the bodyweakness of the arms and legs”

Carlo (taken for less than 1 month) March 5, 2018

For Nausea/Vomiting: “I was given this drug years ago after being found homeless and brought onto a psych ward. A nurse had walked into my room as I was half asleep and said “Here, take this. It will help you feel better. ” and handed me a pink pill with some water. I took the pill and went back to sleep and two hours later upon waking, I found my jaw going into spasms and contortions and my tongue hanging out of my mouth like a dog’s. It was impossible for me to speak for 2 hours having no control of my tongue. It was awful. I later found out the pill that i had been given was Haldol.”

guinea_pig (taken for less than 1 month) February 7, 2018

Haldol (haloperidol) for Nausea/Vomiting: “Went to ER for uncontrollable vomiting and stomach pain. Haldol was the second try (injection) to improve my symptoms. I am shocked reading all of these other experiences because of the similarity to my case. The haldol helped with the nausea and vomiting but oh my goodness the body cramps and restlessness. My entire body was a giant Charlie horse contorting all over the table and I couldn’t stop it. Crying in pain. They finally gave me something else which toned it down some but no way would I ever want to go through that again. I’m sorry for those who have experienced it. It’s horrendous :(“

D_D January 8, 2018

For Psychosis: “I feel great so far. I have been taking the medicine for 2 months. At first, I felt overheated, hungry for carbs and very sleepy, but after about a week, that wore off. I have a lot less anxiety and have not felt irritable. I was dwelling on negative/ paraniod thoughts before taking the medicine. Now, I have those thoughts much less often and it is easier to switch gears and think of something else. I did gain 10 pounds the first 2 weeks, but have since lost that weight by walking and not snacking between meals. I feel like I am less stressed out so I eat better now.”

haldoluser (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 16, 2017

For Psychosis: “I was given this medication for bi-polar to replace ALL A-TYPICAL ANTI-PSYCHOTICS that cause weight gain. I heard typical anti-psychotics don’t cause weight gain. So I told my doctor to give me a typical anti-psychotic and she gave me haloperidol 2mg…..the good news is that my psychosis or my depression or whatever got much much better. The bad news is that I cant stop moving around. If I sit down, I can only stay down for 5 to 10 minutes then I have to get up and when am sitting down I move around a lot. My psychiatrist told me to live with it. It’s either weight gain or unstoppable moving. What a witch. But eventually the shaking stopped for some reason and I don’t move around anymore. Go figure. I also didn’t gain weight so that’s good”

eliasadc (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 10, 2017

Haldol (haloperidol) for Psychosis: “I’ve tried this drug, got side effects, like restless legs. Loss of overall happiness, it doesn’t feel like it provide anything”

jm3 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 9, 2017

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