No its a good choice
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although an old drug is a very good drug for delirium
. The dosage of halperidol used for delirium is far less as compared to the dose of haloperidol used for psychosis
. Hence the problem of lowering of blood pressure will never occur with such low doses of haloperidol. Risperidone
can be used instead of haloperidol but haloperidol in low dosages is very safe. Haloperidol causes the lowest fall in BP as compared to other alternatives like olanzapine or risperidone.
If oral dosaging is not possible then the patient is administered parenteral dosages and 0.75mg of haloperidol in divided doses IM IV is a good enough dose and it is not a low dose in the treatment of delirium.
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