Tolerance and serum levels of haloperidol during parenteral and oral haloperidol treatment in geriatric patients.

@article{Viukari1982ToleranceAS,
  title={Tolerance and serum levels of haloperidol during parenteral and oral haloperidol treatment in geriatric patients.},
  author={M Viukari and Hannu Salo and Ulla Lamminsivu and Ariel Gordin},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1982},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={301-8}
}
Eleven geriatric chronic psychotic hospital patients were treated with monthly intramuscular haloperidol decanoate injections for 5 months. The first and second haloperidol decanoate dose was 20 times and thereafter 15 times the "optimal" oral haloperidol dose. The serum haloperidol concentrations were fairly stable during the whole month following parenteral administration. After the second and third injection the concentration was about twice as high as during oral treatment. No clinically… CONTINUE READING

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