Is Haldol effective for dementia-related delusions?
My 84 year old dad was prescribed low dose Haldol for his dementia-related delusions (he thinks my Mom is missing when she is there.) Is this appropriate treatment?
Low dose Haldol may be quite helpful in treatment of delusions that upset the patient but may also cause some unwanted effects, e.g., more rigidity and decreased emotions. Another medication that has the same effect on delusions and may have less unwanted effects is Risperdal.
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