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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Tourette's Syndrome
Answer: Haloperidol has the brand name Haldol. This is a major sedative and usually used to treat psychosis etc. I do not know of an indication for Tourette's Syndrome. But, the side effects are varied. You can get a copy of the drug insert from any pharmacist, also, any book store will have a PDR which has a complete description of the drug and it's side effects. These would include sedation, ataxia, hyperthermia etc. You need to discuss this with your md prior to taking. The side effects are usually not too serious except for sedation.
Answer: Pamelor is another class of antidepressant. It's major side effect is sedation and I suspect this is what the drug is being used for. I can't imagine that there would be any effect what so ever in Tourette's Syndrome.
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