Chlorpromazine vs Haloperidol

ChlorpromazineChlorpromazine HaloperidolHaloperidol
This medication is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as schizophrenia, psychotic disorders, manic phase of bipolar disorder, severe behavioral problems in children). Chlorpromazine helps you to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. It can reduce aggressive behavior and the desire to hurt yourself/others. It may also help to decrease hallucinations (hearing/seeing things that are not there). Chlorpromazine is a psychiatric medication that belongs to the class of drugs called phenothiazine antipsychotics. It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain. Chlorpromazine is also used to control nausea/vomiting, relieve prolonged hiccups, relieve restlessness/anxiety before surgery, and help treat tetanus.Haloperidol is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (e.g., schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders). This medicine helps you to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. It can also help prevent suicide in people who are likely to harm themselves. It also reduces aggression and the desire to hurt others. It can decrease negative thoughts and hallucinations. Haloperidol can also be used to treat uncontrolled movements and outbursts of words/sounds related to Tourette's disorder. Haloperidol is also used for severe behavior problems in hyperactive children when other treatments or medications have not worked. Haloperidol is a psychiatric medication (antipsychotic-type) that works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain (neurotransmitters).
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guest | 23.12.12
This medicine was prescribed to my father at age 81 for non stop hiccuping upon which he was in such a stupor and oblivious to his surroundings that we had to pick him up and place him his chair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
guest | 06.08.11
had hiccups 4 days. dr prescribed this . It stopped hiccups.
bramos | 20.10.10
My husband has had 2 surgeries in the past 10 years and got hiccups after both of them. The first surgery's hiccups lastest 3 days off and on, mostly on. I called the surgeon and he immediately called in oral Thorazine for dose stopped them. His second surgery, he was unable to take Thorazine due to a potential interaction with another drug he had already been given. They tried Reglan, but it only helped for a few hours and the hiccups came back. This problem after surgery is thought to be from a sensitive phrenic nerve...the diaphragm is irritated by the anesthesia gas and can cause the person to have hiccups for days... Hope this info helps someone else!
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knowbetternow | 30.11.11
I don't know the original diagnosis at the time I was taking Haldol. My actual diagnosis which I later found out was schizo-affective. This medicine caused my head to twist to the side from a muscle spasm, my tongue to hang out of the side of my mouth, and drooled when these things happened. My heart was racing and I was scared half to death. I already had enough fear because of my condition. I also experienced blurred vision. I was on numerous medications after Haloperidol until they found the right one. Abilify has helped me the most out of all that I had taken. In case this doesn't allow me to pick more than one category, after 20 years of being diagnosed, I am a healthcare worker and am working on a degree in counseling.
guest | 15.10.10
I have been taking Haldol off and on for the last 19 years. I was diagnosed with Schizophrenia when I was 29 and hospitalized. I was given Haldol and it worked fairly quickly (within 1week). Now when I start feeling paranoid, I take up to 2mg - 10mg as needed. Usually over the weekend because it causes drowsiness and a feeling of being sedated. I do have some muscle problem with my face and do not know if this is related to the Haldol or Seroquel or Lamictal that I am taking. The raised cheek problem does appear to be neurological. I am currently under a doctors care and checking this out.