Haldol 5

There are no well controlled studies with Haldol (haloperidol) in pregnant women. There are reports, however, of cases of limb malformations observed following maternal use of Haldol along with other drugs which have suspected teratogenic potential during the first trimester of pregnancy. Causal relationships were not established in these cases. Since such experience does not exclude the possibility of fetal damage due to Haldol, this drug should be used during pregnancy or in women likely to become pregnant only if the benefit clearly justifies a potential risk to the fetus.

The intravenous route is not FDA approved and is generally not recommended except when no other alternatives are available. Intravenous administration appears to be associated with a higher risk of QT prolongation and torsade de pointes (TdP) than other forms of administration. The manufacturer recommends ECG monitoring for QT prolongation and arrhythmias if IV administration is required. A dose in the range of 1 to 5 mg IV has been suggested, with the dose being repeated at 30 to 60 minute intervals, if needed. A maximum IV dose has not been established. The lowest effective dose should be used in conjunction with conversion to oral therapy as soon as possible.

He’s been in and out of the ER over 10 times now for his body temperature dropping to 91 degrees. Everytime before a trip to the ER, our family has noted severe cognitive loss and confusion. Between the severe changes in his personality coupled with thermoregulation issues I’m concerned about either accidental overdose or intentional medicinal abuse in his care facility. Is there a way to request a toxicology the next time he’s admitted into the ER? From my understanding, only items such as alcohol, marijuana, heroine, etc are evaluated in a standard toxicology but I’m wondering about drugs such as ativan or risperdal, etc.

Haldol 5

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