Seroquel vs haldol

Common Questions and Answers about Seroquel vs haldol


My brother (46 years old, dx at age 17) has been on 20mg/day of Zyprexa for approx 1 month (we switched him from haldol injections). He is schizophrenic, lives with me, & is a heavy smoker (approx 3-4 packs/day with no current interest in stopping although he did kick the caffeine habit). I've been reading up on zyprexa & smoking and noted that zyprexa clearance is 40% higher in smokers vs. non smokers.
Lithium is a standard mood stabilizer and Seroquel is an antipsychotic used as a mood stabilizer. On that specific combination what side effects were you experiencing then? I would strongly doubt they would worsen mania. How long have you been off them? Because if its been a short time the moodswings could return in full or you could be euthymic (normal affect or mood) in between the manic and depressive phase and one could then hit you.
MedHelp Health Answers