Partial antagonist-Haloperidol

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Partial antagonist

Aripiprazole
Brexpiprazole
Cariprazine

Haloperidol
Type Antipsychotic
Group Butyrophenones
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ATC-code N05AD01
Medscape Haloperidol
PubChem 3559
PubMed Haloperidol
Drugs.com haloperidol
Kompas (Dutch) Haloperidol
Wikipedia Haloperidol

Switch medication from Partial antagonist to Haloperidol.
Partial antagonist is a collection of antipsychotic drugs having similar properties with respect to switching. A switch to member of the 'partial antagonist' group from anotherdrug should be read as partial antagonist-anotherdrug. Similarly, a switch from a member of the 'partial antagonist' group to anotherdrug should be read as anotherdrug-partial antagonist.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop Partial antagonist
  • Day 1-21: Continue drug at usual dose
  • Day 22: Stop drug
Eenrichtingbord.png Start Haloperidol
  • Day 1-4: approx. 25% of target dose
  • Day 5-8: approx. 50% of target dose
  • Day 9-12: approx. 75% of target dose
  • Day 13: target dose
  • Day 28: Reevaluate dose, if necessary adjust dose
Infobord.png More information
  • During this switch you could monitor ECG, especially in patients prone to QT-conduction problems.
  • There is a possibility of QT interval prolongation.[5]
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Nietinrijdenbord.png — Partial antagonist
Eenrichtingbord.png — Haloperidol


  1. WHO Collaborating Centre for Drug Statistics Methodology ATC=N05AD01
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 KNMP; Informatorium Medicamentorum 2015; Monografie "haloperidol" (Dutch)
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Lundbeck Institute; Psychotropics; Terminal Plasma Half-lives
  4. 4.0 4.1 Farmacotherapeutisch Kompas; Inleidende Tekst Antipsychotica (dutch)
  5. Stöllberger C, Huber JO, Finsterer J, Antipsychotic drugs and QT prolongation. Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2005 Sep;20(5):243-51.
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