Can Haldol decanoate be given in deltoid?
Deltoid or gluteal injections are both possible; the site can be chosen based on patient preference. Alternate sites and use appropriate needles for deep intramuscular injection.
How do you load Haldol decanoate?
You would load them with four weekly injections of 50 mg. And then the maintenance dose for them would be 20 times oral dose which would be 100. And we usually start the maintenance dose two weeks after the last loading injection.
How do you administer haloperidol depot?
The starting dose is usually 50mg every four weeks. This is sometimes increased by 50mg every four weeks. The usual dose of haloperidol decanoate may be between 50mg and 300mg every four weeks. It may take a few months to get to the dose that is most suitable for you.
Where do you inject Haldol decanoate?
HALDOL Decanoate is for intramuscular use only and must not be administered intravenously. It is administered as a deep intramuscular injection in the gluteal region. It is recommended to alternate between the two gluteal muscles.
What needle do you use for Haldol injection?
HALDOL Decanoate 50 and HALDOL Decanoate 100 should be administered by deep intramuscular injection. A 21 gauge needle is recommended. The maximum volume per injection site should not exceed 3 mL. DO NOT ADMINISTER INTRAVENOUSLY.
What syringe is used for Haldol?
HALDOL Decanoate 50 and HALDOL Decanoate 100 should be administered by deep intramuscular injection. A 21 gauge needle is recommended.
Is haloperidol a depot injection?
Long-acting, or ‘depot’, injections are used to maintain your recovery once your symptoms have been eased by taking tablets or capsules. The injection slowly releases haloperidol into your body and is given every four weeks.
What is haloperidol decanoate 100mg?
Haloperidol decanoate is used for long-term treatment of a certain mental/mood disorder (schizophrenia). It may be used in people who have trouble remembering to take medication every day. This medicine helps you to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life.