Review: could Haldol cause Pruritus?


Summary

Pruritus is found among people who take Haldol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ativan, and have Pain . We study 14,563 people who have side effects while taking Haldol from FDA and social media. Among them, 121 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus and more.

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Haldol

Haldol has active ingredients of haloperidol. It is often used in schizophrenia. (latest outcomes from Haldol 15,080 users)

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, drug ineffective, itching (latest reports from 145,536 Pruritus patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

14,563 people reported to have side effects when taking Haldol.
Among them, 121 people (0.83%) have Pruritus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Haldol cause Pruritus?

Time on Haldol when people have Pruritus *:

  • < 1 month: 69.23 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 23.08 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 7.69 %

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Haldol *:

  • female: 62.18 %
  • male: 37.82 %

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Haldol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.44 %
  • 10-19: 1.22 %
  • 20-29: 8.54 %
  • 30-39: 13.41 %
  • 40-49: 28.05 %
  • 50-59: 10.98 %
  • 60+: 35.37 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (14 people, 11.57%)
  • Hypertension (12 people, 9.92%)
  • Schizophrenia (10 people, 8.26%)
  • Breast Cancer (10 people, 8.26%)
  • Depression (9 people, 7.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zyprexa (17 people, 14.05%)
  • Zofran (17 people, 14.05%)
  • Ativan (17 people, 14.05%)
  • Valium (15 people, 12.40%)
  • Lasix (15 people, 12.40%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (28 people, 23.14%)
  • Vomiting (26 people, 21.49%)
  • Rash (23 people, 19.01%)
  • Pyrexia (20 people, 16.53%)
  • Dyspnoea (19 people, 15.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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