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Re: any Kidney issues with... b2chica

Posted by SLS on June 21, 2013, at 0:38:16

In reply to any Kidney issues with..., posted by b2chica on June 20, 2013, at 13:26:44

> Haldol take either .5 BID or 1mg in evening

It won't hurt to get your kidney function checked by using a simple blood test.

There are some reports of rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure caused by haloperidol. This can happen with or without attendant neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). NMS is rare, but can be fatal. I usually presents with a cluster of symptoms that include:

1. Hyperthermia with temperature above 38C.

2. Muscular rigidity (lead-pipe type) will always be present.

3. Alteration in mental status with confusion or agitation and altered consciousness.

4. Autonomic instability may manifest as pallor, tachycardia, fluctuating blood pressure, excessive sweating/salivation, tremor and incontinence.

Diagnostic features of NMS:[1]

Neuroleptics within 1 to 4 weeks.
Hyperthermia (above 38).
Muscle rigidity.
Five of the following:
Changed mental status.
Hypotension or hypertension.
Diaphoresis (excessive sweating) or sialorrhoea.
Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) or urinary myoglobin.
Metabolic acidosis.
Exclusion of other illnesses (neuropsychiatric, drug-induced, systemic).

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

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