My mom was recently prescribed Haloperidol as a sleep aid....
My mom was recently prescribed Haloperidol as a sleep aid. She is suffering from dementia. Does anyone know of any possible side effect that may occur if this drug is taken?
Haloperidol is not a medication that promotes sleep although it may cause sedation in high doses. It can cause rigidity and increases the risk of a stroke and sudden death. Haloperidol should not be prescribed unless your mother has delusions and/or hallucinations that are disturbing her. Even if she does, there are some other medications that have less side effects than haloperidol.
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