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Max dose in a day of haloperidol
What is the max possible dose of haloperidol in schizophrenia in a day ...my mother is on 30mg per day.
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She is already taking the maximum recommend dose of haloperidol
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But if she had a residual symptoms on 30 mg of haloperidol she may need to augment with another antipsychotic of different generation (2 generations)
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Plus at this much of doses of antipsychotic we need to be cautious of side effects of antipsychotics like NMS, Eps
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Maximum dose can range upto 60 mg as per weight and metabolic parameters. However risk of side effects increases significantly after 20 mg and should regularly be monitored for cardiac adr and movement disorder. Every pt has different rate of metabolism of haloperidol so there is no ideal dose. If symptoms are under control then you can ask your psychiatrist to decrease some dose.
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Consult your psychiatrist. Get ecg done regularly, if any movement disorders like tremors, rigidity, slowness, excessive salivation is present then needs optimization.
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Risk of arrhythmia is present of such doses.
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That's adequate and max dosage.
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