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Journal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.7, No. 10)

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Page : 1359-1364

Keywords : Haloperidol Seizures Extrapyramidal symptoms Neuroleptic malignant syndrome;

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Haloperidol is a known antipsychotic that is administered in the treatment of neurological conditions such as hallucinations, mild to severe psychosis, agitated schizophrenia and other conditions related to mental impairment. As with most drugs, it possesses adverse effects seen in the use of most antipsychotics such as extrapyramidal symptoms or accidental haloperidol symptoms (some of which include tremors, dystonia, and myoclonus disorders), and other neurological complications such as seizures, parkinson?s disease, obsessive compulsive symptoms (OCS) and neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). This review consists of a base study of a seizure case (which occurred as a result of accidental haloperidol poisoning), and a compilation of examined cases which detail the neurological complications associated with the use of haloperidol and antipsychotics in general, such as laryngeal dystonia, rhabdomyolysis associated seizures, etc

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