We are starting to experience these things with my mom. She is 75 – COPD and Congestive Heart Failure as well as a few other things. She had a fall 12 days ago. It does appear that her heath was declining and she was having trouble with walking loss of muscle etc. She was in hospital for 11 days and we got no where. One doctor finally discovered she was on two meds for the same thing and that was a contributor. She has been in rehab for 3 days now – The first day was great. In and out since then. I realized last night that she has something that sounds like Sundowners. I just cant see her going home – not safely anyway. It is so very difficult!
Haldol is available in sterile vials containing 5 mg strength Haldol per 1 ml of fluid used for injection. Usual starting dose is -5 mg intramuscularly. Dose may vary according to patient response to the drug. Switch to an oral form of this drug is recommended as soon as possible. Haldol may interact with other drugs so the patient needs close observation or monitoring to determine if other side effects develop. Haldol should only be used during pregnancy or in women likely to become pregnant only if the benefit clearly justifies a potential risk to the fetus; fetal abnormalities and fetal exposure to Haldol in the third trimester have shown dependence at birth. Women who are breastfeeding should not take Haldol because the drug may affect the infant. Although reports of use for behavior modification exist, the drug is not approved for use in children.