Switch medication from Haloperidol to Penfluridol.
- Day 1-4: approx. 75% of initial dose
- Day 5-8: approx. 50% of initial dose
- Day 9-12: approx. 25% of initial dose
- Day 13: stop
- Week 1: start with 10 mg
- Week 2: increase dose to 20 mg
- Week 3 and further: adjust dose according to clinical presentation
- During this switch you could monitor ECG, especially in patients prone to QT-conduction problems.
- There is a possibility of QT interval prolongation.
- WHO Collaborating Centre for Drug Statistics Methodology ATC=N05AD01
- KNMP; Informatorium Medicamentorum 2015; Monografie "haloperidol" (Dutch)
- The Lundbeck Institute; Psychotropics; Terminal Plasma Half-lives
- Farmacotherapeutisch Kompas; Inleidende Tekst Antipsychotica (dutch)
- Stöllberger C, Huber JO, Finsterer J, Antipsychotic drugs and QT prolongation. Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2005 Sep;20(5):243-51.
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