... Machine) was at 67%. He has copd, emphysemia, asthma, and hep c. His body always shakes (something like parkinsons). When he was released he was prescribed haloperidol and resperidone. He is not a schizophrenic, why was he prescribed those pills?
Were the meds you mentioned the only new meds he received? These meds are used for several reasons not only for schizophrenia. Haloperidol (Haldol) is used as an antipsychotic. Patients with oxygenation problems (difficulty breathing) sometimes have anxiety. When you have shortness of breath, you panic, which in turn causes the inability to inhale good amounts of air. Your breathing becomes rapid so you are taking short breaths. Haldol has a calming effect which can decrease anxiety. This in turn helps to relax. When relaxed, we take in slower longer breaths and have better air exchange. Not sure why the Drs. prescribed if there was another reason. Your best bet would be to question the Dr. Get yourself a good drug book, which can be pricey but well worth it. Risperidone (Risperidol) is also an antipsychotic. Same concept. Unless you know your father's entire medical history, you may not know if there are reasons behind the prescribed meds. Ask the Dr., or ask his primary Dr. why they would be given. Hope this is helpful.
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