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• if your child is allergic to any drugs like this haldol decanoate injection one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your haldol decanoate injection child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

Tell the doctor and pharmacist about all of your child’s drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe haldol decanoate injection for your child to take this drug with all of haldol decanoate injection his/her drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug your child takes haldol decanoate injection without checking with the doctor. What are some things I need to know or do haldol decanoate injection while my child takes this drug?

• have your child avoid tasks or actions that call for haldol decanoate injection alertness until you see how this drug affects your child. These are things like riding a bike, playing sports, or using items such as scissors, lawnmowers, electric scooters, toy cars, or motorized vehicles.

• if your child has been taking this drug on a haldol decanoate injection regular basis and stops taking it all of a sudden, your child may have signs of withdrawal. Do not stop giving this drug all of a sudden haldol decanoate injection without calling the doctor. Tell the doctor if your child has any bad effects.

• sudden death and heartbeats that are not normal have happened haldol decanoate injection with this drug. Very high doses raise the chance of these problems. Tell your doctor if you have a heartbeat that is haldol decanoate injection not normal like long QT on ECG, electrolyte problems like low potassium or magnesium levels, heart problems, low thyroid function, or a family member that has a long QT on haldol decanoate injection ECG. Tell your doctor if you take any drugs that may haldol decanoate injection raise the chance of a heartbeat that is not normal. Ask your doctor if you are not sure. Talk with your doctor.

WARNING/CAUTION: even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side haldol decanoate injection effects when taking a drug. Tell your child’s doctor or get medical help right away if your haldol decanoate injection child has any of the following signs or symptoms that haldol decanoate injection may be related to a very bad side effect:

• signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• A very bad and sometimes deadly health problem called neuroleptic haldol decanoate injection malignant syndrome (NMS) may happen. Call your child’s doctor right away if your child has any fever, muscle cramps or stiffness, dizziness, very bad headache, confusion, change in thinking, fast heartbeat, heartbeat that does not feel normal, or is sweating a lot.

• some people may get a severe muscle problem called tardive haldol decanoate injection dyskinesia. This problem may lessen or go away after stopping this haldol decanoate injection drug, but it may not go away. The risk is greater with diabetes and in older adults, especially older women. The risk is greater with longer use or higher doses, but it may also occur after short-term use with low doses. Call your child’s doctor right away if your child has trouble controlling haldol decanoate injection body movements or problems with his/her tongue, face, mouth, or jaw like tongue sticking out, puffing cheeks, mouth puckering, or chewing.

• low white blood cell counts have happened with drugs like haldol decanoate injection this one. This may lead to a higher chance of getting an haldol decanoate injection infection. Deadly infections have rarely happened. Tell the doctor if your child has ever had a haldol decanoate injection low white blood cell count. Call the doctor right away if your child has signs haldol decanoate injection of infection like fever, chills, or sore throat. Talk with the doctor.

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor haldol decanoate injection side effects. Call your child’s doctor or get medical help if any of these haldol decanoate injection side effects or any other side effects bother your child haldol decanoate injection or do not go away:

• throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a haldol decanoate injection drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the haldol decanoate injection best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.

This information should not be used to decide whether or haldol decanoate injection not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to haldol decanoate injection decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about haldol decanoate injection this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not haldol decanoate injection replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information haldol decanoate injection about the risks and benefits of using this medicine. Last reviewed date

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