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She can barely walk at all without falling. When the sun goes down she's looking for her mother and sees ghosts, and keeps trying to get out. She insists she's 20 years old. She is now on lorazepam to calm her down but it doesn't seem to do much I know the next step is Haldol but I am afraid to give it to her does anybody have any suggestion about this strong medicine Haldol?

Shell38314; I have started Auntie on a VERY LOW DOSE halodol it doesnt seem any different yet she seems excatly the same kicking and punching screaming for No apperent reason...except we will NOT let her go out to the neighbors house who shes neverr ever met at all and we are in the country so the houses are FAR APART...
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Sohell38314; Hi! Ok so Auntie started lirzapam right after Thanksgiving 2018 so 5 months or like 4and 1/2 months. we're on Vitas hospice and closley monitored by A nurse and Dr.the Dr. Prescribed it because of the Delirium & behavior delimas ,im worried about the severe side effects but..I am also worried Auntie will hurt herself doing these ridiculous antics trying to escape in the cold she has fallen many times now she cut her hand trying to escape i feel like its time before she hurts herself real BAD
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Haladol is a antipsychotic drug and is used to treat many disorders such as temors, tics (not the bug kind) delirium and severe behavior disorders in children and etc. The side effects can cause dry mouth, insomnia, sleepiness, dizziness, headaches, loss of appetite, weight gain, and etc. This drug should be the last resort. Now that I said that Haladol it is effective, and most people do very well on it for short periods of time.

You say your mom is on Lorazepam. How long has your mom been on it? I ask because it can take up to 6 wks before it gets through her system. So you may want to give it time. As always talk to her Dr about your concerns.

This is just information about Haladol and should be taken as such.
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