I think you should get a Nobel Prize for your work in the SmallTalk. It is a boon to folks like myself who can't say two words without the device, and I thank you with all my heart for your caring. Kay McNeal let me read your book, and I think it is marvelous, truly, you are such a dedicated person in your field, and again, I must thank you for being so. You remind me of my son and my husband; they are so dedicated in their work (they are trial lawyers) and they are so sincere and that's why they get good results, like yourself.
As with all antipsychotic agents HALDOL has been associated with persistent dyskinesias. Tardive dyskinesia, a syndrome consisting of potentially irreversible, involuntary , dyskinetic movements, may appear in some patients on long-term therapy or may occur after drug therapy has been discontinued. The risk appears to be greater in elderly patients on high-dose therapy, especially females. The symptoms are persistent and in some patients appear irreversible. The syndrome is characterized by rhythmical involuntary movements of tongue, face, mouth or jaw (., protrusion of tongue, puffing of cheeks, puckering of mouth, chewing movements). Sometimes these may be accompanied by involuntary movements of extremities and the trunk.
Unintentional overdose of an opioid can usually be managed expectantly; however, if partial reversal is necessary, very low-dose naloxone (formerly Narcan) can be quickly administered by giving - to -mg (or mcg per kg) intravenous or intramuscular boluses every three to five minutes, titrated to respiratory rate or mental status (mix one mg per mL ampule of naloxone with saline to make 10 mL, which equals mg per mL). 27 Continued close monitoring is necessary because duration of opioid effect may outlast naloxone.