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Andol Syrup

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Andol Syrup Description

Andol syrup is used to treat schizophrenia and Tourette syndrome (repetitive tics). The main component of this syrup is haloperidol decanoate. It belongs to the class of antipsychotics. The mode of ac...
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ContainsHaloperidol(2.0 Mg)
UsesSchizophrenia, Tourette syndrome
Side effectsAnxiety, Restlessness, Agitation, Loss of appetite, Mood changes, Sleeping problems, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Painful enlargement of the breast, Problem in urination
ClassificationANTI-PSYCHOTICS
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Uses of Andol Syrup

  • As per USFDA and CDSCO, Andol syrup can be used in the treatment and maintenance of the following disorders:
  • Schizophrenia a psychiatric disorder that can cause symptoms such as hallucination (hearing and seeing things that are not there), delusions (having beliefs that are not true), certain mood disorders,...
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  • Tourette syndrome indicated by unwanted repetitious actions and sounds, also known as tics.

Contraindications of Andol Syrup

  • It is contraindicated in the following cases:
  • If you are hypersensitive or allergic to haloperidol or any ingredient in Andol syrup
  • If you are diagnosed with dementia-related psychosis. In such cases, the thin syrup can cause an increased risk of heart failure, pneumonia, death, etc., especially in elderly patients
  • If you have other psychiatric or mental disorders like Parkinson's disease
  • If you have central nervous system depression (slow and steady decline of breathing)
  • If you have any type of uncontrolled seizure disorder
  • If you are pregnant. This syrup can cause long-lasting effects in unborn and newborn babies
  • If you are nursing
  • If you have a low white blood cell count (leukopenia or neutropenia)
  • If you are diagnosed with conditions like Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (muscle rigidity and altered mental status) and Tardive Dyskinesia (sudden movements or tremors). It can worsen these condition...
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Side effects of Andol Syrup

  • Side effects of Andol syrup include:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mood changes
  • Sleeping problems
  • Problem in urination
  • Low sexual drive
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Weight gain

Precautions and Warnings of Andol Syrup

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Andol syrup during pregnancy?
A:
No, Andol syrup is not recommended for pregnant women. There are limited studies available on the safety of this medicine. Animal studies have not concluded any definitive risks in the unborn baby. So, do not take this syrup without speaking with your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Andol syrup while breastfeeding?
A:
No, do not take Andol syrup while breastfeeding. There is limited data that suggests that it may pass into breast milk, and its effects are unknown in a newborn baby. Please consult your doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Andol syrup?
A:
No, do not drive after taking Andol syrup. It may cause side effects like dizziness, nausea, blurry vision, drowsiness, etc., impairing your ability to drive.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Andol syrup?
A:
No, do not consume alcohol with Andol syrup. It can worsen the condition and increase the severity of the side effects like drowsiness, blurry vision, etc.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have conduction or rhythm problems of the heart; this syrup can worsen that condition.
  • You have other heart illnesses; you may require a dose adjustment.
  • You have high levels of thyroid hormone or hyperthyroidism, be extremely careful with this syrup.
  • You have glaucoma (an eye disorder), use this syrup with caution. It can raise fluid pressure inside the eye. Dose adjustment is required.
  • You are an older person over 65 years, the dose of this syrup should be carefully monitored. It increases the risk of side effects.
  • You have any type of seizure disorder, this medicine can worsen the condition.
  • You have a known history of severe liver or kidney illness.

Mode of Action of Andol Syrup

How Does It Work?

Andol syrup contains haloperidol as the main component. The exact mechanism of action of haloperidol syrup is not clear. It is an antipsychotic medication that stops the action of dopamine. It is a ch...
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Directions for Use of Andol Syrup

  • Take Andol syrup precisely as prescribed by the doctor.
  • Do not increase the dosage of Andol syrup, even if you cannot notice its effects.
  • Do not use it with other medications without notifying your doctor.
  • Do not take Andol syrup if its packaging has been already opened.
  • Do not stop using this medication abruptly, as it can cause adverse effects from withdrawal.

Interactions of Andol Syrup

Interactions with other medicines

  • If you are already taking antidepressant medications like MAO inhibitors (sertraline, linezolid, etc.), do not use Andol syrup without informing your doctor. They can cause serious side effects like d...
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  • It is better not to combine Andol syrups with Parkinson's medicines like levodopa. They have opposite effects, which can lead to some side effects.
  • It is not recommended to take Andol syrups if you use medicines that lower heart rate.
  • It is not recommended to take Andol syrups if you are already using other antipsychotic, antidepressant, or anti-seizure medications; using Andol syrups with these can cause severe adverse effects.

Interactions with food items

  • It is better to avoid coffee, tea, or other caffeinated drinks and products while on Andol syrup.
  • Andol syrup can cause dry mouth. Try to have ice or hard candy that can help ease the problem. Take it as soon as you remember.
  • Try to avoid grapefruit and its juice with Andol syrup.

Storage and disposal of Andol Syrup

Store Andol syrups in the same container it comes in. Store the syrup at room temperature, away from excess heat and humidity at 20 to 25℃. Keep Andol syrups far away from kids and pets. Do not let th...
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Dosage of Andol Syrup

Overdose

Overdose of Andol syrup can cause symptoms like dry mouth, fall in blood pressure, restlessness, constipation, paralysis of intestines, shock, sudden rise in blood pressure, respiratory distress and s...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a single dose of your Andol syrup, take it as soon as you recall. If you remember missing the dose when it is time to take the next one, skip the missed Andol syrup and continue wit...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I gain weight while using Andol syrup?

A: Yes, Andol syrup can cause weight gain in some patients. However, not everyone may notice this side effect. If you are, you should try to eat healthy food and exercise regularly to prevent gaining excess weight.

Q: Can I stop using Andol syrup whenever I want?

A: No, do not stop using Andol syrup without informing your doctor. It can cause withdrawal symptoms such as palpitations, anxiety, difficulty breathing, confusion and tremors. The symptoms of the condition for which you are using this syrup may also return. Consult your doctor first, and the dose should be tapered slowly.

Q: Is Andol syrup a habit-forming medicine?

A: No, Andol syrup is a typical antipsychotic medication. It does not have any habit-forming or addictive tendencies. But be cautious with dosage as increased levels of this medicine can have various side effects.
Last Updated on: 22 Mar 2022 | 10:38 AM (IST)

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