Haloperidol/Lithium Interactions

This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.

Medical warning:

Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

The combination of haloperidol and lithium may increase your risk for side effects from either or both medicines.

What might happen:

You may experience an increased risk for symptoms such as irregular heartbeat, tremors, changes in mood, seizures, confusion, or weakness.

What you should do about this interaction:

Make sure your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together and all other medicines you are taking.If you experience confusion, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, fainting, fever, tremors, weakness, sluggishness, mental or mood changes, seizures or other symptoms, contact your doctor. It may be necessary to monitor your treatment more closely or to change you to a different medicine.High doses of one or both medicines, previous problems with your brain, a history of similar symptoms caused by medicines in the past, or other current diseases such as infection or dehydration may increase the chance for harmful effects.Your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

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