My Father was given haloperidol prn to treat anxiety or nausea. Is this the norm?
Is haloperidol used commonly for cancer patients on hospice care?
- 25 Dec 2015 by Kvakpo
- 27 December 2015
- mania, psychosis, anxiety, nausea/vomiting, cancer, haloperidol
Added 25 Dec 2015:
I forgot to mention he was recently put on hospice care because of advanced end stage pancreatic cancer.
I have heard of it used as an antiemetic in hospital settings before.
Yes; Kvakpo; This is really considered a major tranquilizer and used often with hospice many times with Ativan to keep them as calm and comfortable as possible This is very effective to help them from fear, confused nausea pretty much takes away lots of the sick feeling and out of control. I had to use it myself when I was in the hospital due to confusion from not even knowing where I was at times due to some of the cancer medications and I had a psycho reaction from the Cortisone and also got totally out of mind when they said I was not to be allowed home and had to go to a nursing home etc. Really brought me out of it.Please let them continue this for his sake for now. And go from there.
- Haloperidol Information for Consumers
- Haloperidol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Haloperidol (detailed)
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