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A Question About Haloperidol Dosage

Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by Maxie19699, May 13, 2014.

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  1. Maxie19699

    Maxie19699

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    Hi all,

    I'm not a medical professional but I am looking for some information in respect the Haloperidol.

    My question is, if a patient had been receiving 200mg injections of Haloperidol after a psychotic episode that required hospitalisation and the dosage was halved to 100mg and the patient left unmonitored, is it possible that the patient could be under-medicated and suffer a relapse? Thanks in advance!! :)
     
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  3. slappy

    slappy Neuropsychiatrist Physician Faculty 2+ Year Member

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    Sorry but this sounds like a veiled request for medical advice which is a no-no on this forum.
     
  4. shan564

    shan564 Below the fray 10+ Year Member

    Talk to your doctor for details regarding why this decision was made. To quell any potential anxiety that you may be having, there are several situations in which this suggested dosing regimen is perfectly appropriate.
     
  5. Maxie19699

    Maxie19699

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    Never mind, the question doesn't relate to me or even anyone I know. Thanks anyway but it's obvious I won't find the answer here.
     
  6. gutonc

    gutonc No Meat, No Treat Administrator Physician PhD 10+ Year Member

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    A fibrotic stroma
    Medical Advice. Closing.
     

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