Your doctor may decrease your dose once your condition is controlled.Be sure to tell your doctor how you are feeling during your treatment with haloperidol.Definitions of drowsy driving or driver fatigue rely on how the concept of “fatigue” is defined.Fatigue is a general term commonly used to describe the experience of being “sleepy,” “tired,” “drowsy,” or “exhausted.” While all of these terms have different meanings in research and clinical settings, they tend to be used interchangeably in the traffic safety and transportation fields.
Your doctor will probably start you on a low dose of haloperidol and gradually increase your dose.
Haloperidol is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of behavior problems in older adults with dementia.
Talk to the doctor who prescribed this medication if you, a family member, or someone you care for has dementia and is taking haloperidol.
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Studies have shown that older adults with dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and that may cause changes in mood and personality) who take antipsychotics (medications for mental illness) such as haloperidol have an increased chance of death during treatment.