haloperidol, Haldol (cont.)

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The narcotic class of pain medications and its derivatives for example:

The tricyclic class of antidepressants for example:

Some antihistamines for example:

Certain antihypertensive medications for example:

Carbamazepine (Tegretol) may increase the elimination of haloperidol, rendering the haloperidol less effective. Rifampin (Rifadin) may decrease the elimination of haloperidol, increasing the risk of side effects from haloperidol.

PREGNANCY: Neonates exposed to antipsychotics during the 3rd trimester may develop withdrawal symptoms and extrapyramidal symptoms.

NURSING MOTHERS:Haloperidol is secreted into breast milk. It should not be used while breast feeding.

Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/10/2014

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