Ureteral Stones (Off-label)
Facilitation of kidney stone expulsion
0.4 mg PO qDay; discontinued after successful expulsion (average, 1-2 weeks)
Double-blind, placebo-controlled trial found Halonerol did not significantly increase stone passage rate compared with placebo for stones Enter a drug name and Halonerol
How should I take Halonerol?
Take Halonerol exactly as it was prescribed for you. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Halonerol is usually taken once a day, approximately 30 minutes after a meal. Try to take this medication at the same time each day.
Do not crush, chew, or open a capsule. Swallow the capsule whole.
Halonerol lowers blood pressure and may cause dizziness or fainting, especially when you first start taking it, or when you start taking it again. Call your doctor if you have severe dizziness or feel like you might pass out.
Some things can cause your blood pressure to get too low. This includes vomiting, diarrhea, heavy sweating, heart disease, dialysis, a low-salt diet, or taking diuretics (water pills). Tell your doctor if you have a prolonged illness that causes diarrhea or vomiting.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. You will also need to be checked for prostate cancer before and during treatment with Halonerol.
You may feel very dizzy when you first wake up. Be careful when standing or sitting up from a lying position.
If you stop taking Halonerol for any reason, call your doctor before you start taking it again. You may need a dose adjustment.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Read all patient information, medication guides, and instruction sheets provided to you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
By Frieda Wiley, PharmD, CGP, RPh | Medically Reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD
Latest Update: 2015-03-02 Copyright © 2014 Everyday Health Media, LLC
What Other Drugs Interact with Halonerol?
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.
Severe Interactions of Halonerol include:
- ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir and dasabuvir
Halonerol has serious interactions with at least 31 different drugs.
Halonerol has moderate interactions with at least 73 different drugs.
Mild interactions of Halonerol include:
This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions, concerns or for more information about this medicine.
Halonerol and Alcohol
Since Halonerol can cause dizziness and fainting, it's best to avoid drinking alcohol if you're taking Halonerol.
Dosage for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
- Form: oral capsule
- Strength: 0.4 mg
- Form: oral capsule
- Strength: 0.4 mg
Adult dosage (ages 18–64 years)
Typical dosage: 0.4-mg capsule daily.
Dosage increase: If your body doesn’t respond to the 0.4-mg dose after two to four weeks, your dosage may be increased to 0.8 mg daily.
Senior dosage (ages 65 years and older)
Your body may process this drug more slowly. Your doctor may start you on a lowered dosage so that levels of the drug don’t build up too high in your body. High levels of this drug in your body can be dangerous.
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs affect each person differently, we cannot guarantee that this list includes all possible dosages. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your doctor or pharmacist about dosages that are right for you.
Halonerol oral capsule is used for long-term treatment. It comes with risks if you don’t take it as prescribed.
If you stop taking the drug suddenly or don’t take it at all: Your BPH symptoms won’t improve. If you stop taking this drug for several days, talk to your doctor before starting again.
If you miss doses or don’t take the drug on schedule: Your medication may not work as well or may stop working completely. For this drug to work well, a certain amount needs to be in your body at all times.
If you take too much: Taking too much of this drug can cause low blood pressure. This can be dangerous.
If you think you’ve taken too much of this drug, call your doctor or seek guidance from the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 1-800-222-1222 or through their online tool. But if your symptoms are severe, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room right away.
What to do if you miss a dose: Take your dose as soon as you remember. But if you remember just a few hours before your next scheduled dose, take only one dose. Never try to catch up by taking two doses at once. This could result in dangerous side effects.
How to tell if the drug is working: You should see a decrease in the symptoms of BPH. You may need to urinate less often, have less urgency to urinate, or have a stronger urine stream.
As with all medications, the costs of Halonerol can vary. To find current prices for your area, check out GoodRx.com.
Keep these considerations in mind if your doctor prescribes Halonerol for you.