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My wife is being treated with Haldol 2mg injection intramuscular

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Posted on Mon, 24 Dec 2018 in Mental Health
Question: My wife is being treated with Haldol 2mg injection intramuscular for extreme agitation/restlessness, licensed nurse to administer. Is this ok!!!
She is living in a very good Care Center in XXXXXXX Id.
she shows no improvement after 2 injections daily for 5 days.
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It is ok as dose is well within limits

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using healthcaremagic.com.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

4 mg is quite ok dose for 83 year old women provided she is healthy otherwise. In case she is not shoving improvement even after five days of treatment it is fine as haldol takes much time contrary to our expectation.

In case the effect is not evident even after another five days of treatment, increasing the dose of medication can be considered.

I hope this helps you.
Feel free to write back to me if you have more concerns.
Thanks and regards.
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