Haloperidol is a medicinal drug with antipsychotic, neuroleptic, and antiemetic activities. This component actively blocks postsynaptic dopamine receptors in the mesolimbic system of the brain, so as to eliminate the dopamine neurotransmission. It leads to ant delusionary and anti-hallucinogenic effects. The antagonistic activity of this medicine through D2 dopamine receptors in the chemoreceptive trigger zone for its antiemetic activity. It is an active agent and typical antipsychotic. It is used in the treatment of acute and chronic psychosis. It is available in conventional tablet form.
Class of Drugs – Antipsychotics
Molecular Formula – C21H23ClFNO2
Molecular Weight - 375.9 g/mol
Working: This given medication is an antipsychotic agent that acts on the brain chemical dopamine. It works by reducing dopamine that may help treat psychosis. Haloperidol might act to weakly block actions of other brain chemicals that help to manage aspects of certain mental disorders, such as combativeness, explosiveness or over-excitability, excessive movement, impulsiveness, trouble paying attention, and mood swings.
Uses: This mentioned drug is indicated for the treatment of certain mental/mood disorders i.e. schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders. It helps to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. It also prevents suicide in people who are likely to harm themselves.
It helps to reduce aggression and the desire to hurt others. Medicine decreases negative thoughts and hallucinations. It can be used to treat uncontrolled movements and outbursts of words/sounds related to Tourette's syndrome.
It is an effective solution to treat severe behavior problems in hyperactive children when other treatments or medications have not worked. It is a psychiatric medication that helps to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain i.e. neurotransmitters.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This antipsychotic medicine Haloperidol is used in a popular brand as given below:
- Haloperidol: 0.5 mg, 2 mg, and 5 mg
This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Avoid consumption of alcohol or marijuana that can cause more dizziness or drowsiness.