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Review: could Haldol cause Pruritus?

Summary: Pruritus could be caused by Haldol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Compazine, and have Pain.

We study 9,410 people who have side effects while taking Haldol from FDA and social media. Among them, 82 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus and more.

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Haldol

Haldol (latest outcomes from 9,633 users) has active ingredients of haloperidol. It is often used in schizophrenia.

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) (latest reports from 537,497 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 9,392 people reported to have side effects when taking Haldol. Among them, 88 people (0.94%) have Pruritus. They amount to 0.02% of all the 536,763 people who have Pruritus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pruritus in Haldol reports

Time on Haldol when people have Pruritus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pruritus90.91%0.00%0.00%0.00%9.09%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Haldol * :

FemaleMale
Pruritus61.70%38.30%

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Haldol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pruritus0.00%0.00%1.33%6.67%14.67%32.00%6.67%38.67%

Severity of Pruritus when taking Haldol ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Pruritus ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (12 people, 13.64%)
  2. Hypertension (9 people, 10.23%)
  3. Breast cancer (8 people, 9.09%)
  4. Constipation (6 people, 6.82%)
  5. Nausea (6 people, 6.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Compazine (15 people, 17.05%)
  2. Valium (15 people, 17.05%)
  3. Percocet (15 people, 17.05%)
  4. Ativan (15 people, 17.05%)
  5. Aspirin (14 people, 15.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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