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    Can Haldol make a person lethargic and docile?

Posted on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Can Haldol make the person lathargic and docile?
Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 22 minutes later
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haldol contains haloperidol which is an antipsychotic drug. This drug reduces the cognitive functions and suppresses the central nervous system. Sleepiness is common. If the dosage is higher than the patient can cope with, then the patient may become lethargic for many hours. I don't know if docile is the right word but aggressive patients who take haloperidol (that's a very common reason for prescribing it) may become less aggressive or even cooperative.

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