Haloperidol is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.
How it Works
Haloperidol works by blocking the action of dopamine. Dopamine is a chemical messenger in the brain that affects the thoughts and moods. Thus Haloperidol reduces the symptoms of schizophrenia
Common Side effects
Patients who take Haloperidolmay suffer from such side effects; Weight gain, Parkinsonism, Akathisia, Dystonia, Sleepiness, Orthostatic hypotension, Dry mouth, Abnormality of voluntary movements, Constipation