There are no well controlled studies with HALDOL (haloperidol) in pregnant women. There are reports, however, of cases of limb malformations observed following maternal use of HALDOL along with other drugs which have suspected teratogenic potential during the first trimester of pregnancy. Causal relationships were not established in these cases. Since such experience does not exclude the possibility of fetal damage due to HALDOL, this drug should be used during pregnancy or in women likely to become pregnant only if the benefit clearly justifies a potential risk to the fetus.
Thanks so much. And yes, things just don't add up and we did have him moved to the most reputable hospital in the area since we didn't feel he was receiving the best care. We have spoken to the doctors and they don't have answers either. We think it was a combination of things, he was receiving 2 different meds for his blood pressure/heart rate plus the sedation for the pacemaker, then the fentanyl. This started as a mitro valve prolapse repair which lead to the pacemaker. Ultimately led to this unresponsive state plus his liver and kidneys are a concern as a result of this as well. Regardless, he is currently responding and following commands (squeeze my hand etc) and they are going to try and remove the ventilator later today. We just hope most of this is reversible.
Given the seriousness and chronic nature of schizophrenia, home remedies are not deemed appropriate treatment for this illness. There is currently not thought to be a cure for schizophrenia, but there are a number of helpful treatments available, of which medication remains the cornerstone of treatment for people with this condition. These medications are often referred to as antipsychotics since they help decrease the intensity of psychotic symptoms. Many health-care professionals prescribe one of these medications, sometimes in combination of one or more other psychiatric medications, in order to maximize the benefit for the person with schizophrenia.