Mellaril, Serentil, Thorazine, Navane, Haldol
, Stelazine, Prolixin, Taractan, Moban, Loxitane, Trilafon(*)
For example, a 12-week study of 50 adolescent inpatients at two mental health centers in the Tel Aviv area examined weight gain between olanzapine, risperidone, and haloperidol (Haldol
) and found statistically significant weight gain over baseline with both olanzapine and risperidone.
, Navane, Prolixin, Stelazine, Moban, Serentil, Loxitane, Thorazine and Taractan, should NOT be used at all in nursing home patients unless, according to OBRA '90, the patient has an indication from the following:
There are three depot antipsychotics currently on the market--fluphenazine, haloperidol (Haldol
), and risperidone (Risperdal).
The same group also found that among 829 schizophrenic Medicaid patients who developed new-onset diabetes while on antipsychotic monotherapy, mean monthly direct medical costs in the first 3 months following the diabetes diagnosis jumped from $1,531 to $1,643 for those on clozapine monotherapy, $2,170 to $2,591 for olanzapine, $2,104 to $2,304 for risperidone, and $1,550 to $2,173 for haloperidol (Haldol
Similarly, we found some patients doing better on thioridazine Mellaril) than on haloperidol (Haldol
), even though many authorities prefer Haidol in the elderly.
Revised labeling on the drug, which is marketed as Haldol
decanoate, and Haldol
lactate, includes a cardiovascular subsection that explains the increased risk for prolonging the QT interval.
These data suggest that there is no increased risk of congenital malformations associated with first-trimester exposure to high-potency antipsychotics such as haloperidol (Haldol
) or midpotency antipsychotics such as perphenazine (Trilafon).
Antipsychotics - Mellaril, Serentil, Thorazine, Navane, Haldol
Haloperidol, a butyrophenone antipsychotic, is available in generic formulations and as Haldol
Decanoate, and Haldol
) is the traditional therapeutic mainstay for controlling the behavioral problems that occur so often in patients whose Alzheimer's disease is sufficiently advanced that they're in a nursing home.
The nicotine patch was assessed in a preliminary open-label study of 20 patients who were taking either haloperidol (Haldol
) or pimozide to control their Tourette's symptoms.