Informed consent for medication, f-24277, haldol

Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services INFORMED CONSENT FOR MEDICATION
Dosage and / or Side Effect information last revised on 12/17/2010
Completion of this form is voluntary. If not completed, the medication cannot be administered without a court order unless in an emergency. This consent is maintained in the client’s record and is accessible to authorized users. Name – Patient / Client (Last, First, MI) ANTICIPATED
Long-acting injection: 10-15 times oral dose-monthly The anticipated dosage range is to be individualized, may be above or below the recommended range but no medication will be administered without your informed and written consent. Recommended daily total dosage range of manufacturer, as stated in Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR) or another standard reference. This medication will be administered 1. Reason for Use of Psychotropic Medication and Benefits Expected (note if this is ‘Off Label’ Use)
Include DSM IV diagnosis or the diagnostic “working hypothesis.”
2. Alternative mode(s) of treatment other than or in addition to medications include

Note: Some of these would be applicable only in an inpatient environment. -Rehabilitation treatments / therapy (OT, PT, AT) -Positive redirection and staff interaction -Treatment programs and approaches (habilitation) -Use of behavior intervention techniques Other Alternatives:
Probable consequences of NOT receiving the proposed medication are
Impairment of
Possible increase in symptoms leading to potential
-Limits on recreation and leisure activities -Intervention of law enforcement authorities -Limit participation in treatment and activities Other consequences
Note: These consequences may vary, depending upon whether or not the individual is in an inpatient setting. It is also possible that in
unusual situations, little or no adverse consequences may occur if the medications are not administered.
4. Possible side effects, warnings and cautions associated with this medication are listed below. This is not an all inclusive list but is representative of items of potential clinical significance to you. For more information on this medication, you may consult further with your physician or refer to a standard text such as the PDR or the United States Pharmacopoeia Dispensing Information (USPDI). As part of monitoring some of these potential side effects, your physician may order laboratory or other tests. The treatment team will closely monitor individuals who are unable to readily communicate side effects, in order to enhance care and treatment. Continued – Possible side effects, warnings and cautions associated with this medication.
More common side effects include: Constipation (mild); decreased sweating; dizziness; drowsiness; dryness of mouth; nasal congestion.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur: Blurred vision, change in color vision, or difficulty in
seeing at night; fainting; loss of balance control; mask-like face; restlessness or need to keep moving; shuffling walk; stiffness of arms or legs;
trembling and shaking of hands and fingers.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: Inability to move eyes; increased blinking or spasms of eyelid; lip
smacking or puckering; muscle spasms of face, neck, body, arms, or legs causing unusual postures or unusual expressions on face; puffing of
cheeks; rapid or worm-like movements of tongue; sticking out of tongue; tic-like or twitching movements; trouble in breathing, speaking, or
swallowing; uncontrolled chewing movements; uncontrolled movements of arms or legs; uncontrolled twisting movements of neck, trunk,
arms, or leg.
Less common side effects include: Changes in menstrual period; decreased sexual ability; increased sensitivity of eyes to light; rough or
“fuzzy” tongue; secretion of milk (unusual); swelling or pain in breasts; watering of mouth; weight gain (unusual).
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur: Difficulty in urinating; skin rash; sunburn (severe).
Stop taking this medicine and get emergency help immediately if any of the following effects occur:
Symptoms of neuroleptic malignant syndrome: Confusion (severe) or coma; difficult or fast breathing; drooling; fast heartbeat; high or low
(irregular) blood pressure; increased sweating; loss of bladder control; muscle stiffness (severe); trembling or shaking; trouble in speaking or
Check with your doctor immediately if the following effects occur: Irregular or slow heart rate; recurrent fainting
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if the following effects occur: Abdominal or stomach pains; aching muscles and joints; agitation,
bizarre dreams, excitement, or trouble in sleeping; bleeding or bruising (unusual; chest pain; clumsiness; confusion (mild); constipation
(severe); convulsions (seizures); dark urine; fever and chills; hair loss; headaches; hot, dry skin or lack of sweating; itchy skin (severe);
muscle weakness; nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; pain in joints; prolonged, painful, inappropriate erection of the penis; redness of hands;
shivering; skin discoloration (tan or blue-gray); sore throat and fever; sores in mouth; unusual bleeding or bruising; unusual tiredness or
weakness; yellow eyes or skin.
Increased Mortality in Elderly Patients with Dementia Related Psychosis
Elderly patients with dementia related psychosis treated with atypical antipsychotic drugs are at an increased risk of death
compared to placebo. Analyses of 17 placebo controlled trials (modal duration of 10 weeks, largely in patients taking atypical
antipyschotic drugs, revealed a risk of death in the drug treated patients of between 1.6 to 1.7 times that seen in placebo treated
patients. Over the course of a typical 10-week controlled trial, the rate of death in drug treated patients was about 4.5%
compared to a rate of about 2.6% in the placebo group. Although the causes of death were varied, most of the deaths appeared
to be either cardiovascular (e.g., heart failure, sudden death) or infectious (e.g., pneumonia) in nature. Observational studies
suggest that, similar to atypical antipsychotic drugs, treatment with conventional antipsychotic drugs may increase mortality.
The extent to which the findings of increased mortality in observational studies may be attributed to the antipsychotic drug as
opposed to some characteristic(s) of the patients is not clear.
This drug is not approved for the treatment of patients with dementia-related psychosis.
See PDR, USPDI or US Hospital Formulary Service for all-inclusive list of side effects.
By my signature below, I GIVE consent for the named medication on Page 1 and anticipated dosage range. My signature also
indicates that I understand the following:

1. I can refuse to give consent or can withdraw my consent at any time with written notification to the institution director or designee. This will not affect my right to change my decision at a later date. If I withdraw consent after a medication is started, I realize that the medication may not be discontinued immediately. Rather it will be tapered as rapidly as medically safe and then discontinued so as to prevent an adverse medical consequence, such as seizures, due to rapid medication withdrawal. 2. Questions regarding this medication can be discussed with the Interdisciplinary Team, including the physician. The staff contact person can assist in making any necessary arrangements. 3. Questions regarding any behavior support plan or behavior intervention plan, which correspond with the use of the medication, can be directed to the client’s social worker, case manager or psychologist. 4. I have the right to request a review at any time of my record, pursuant to ss. 51.30(4)(d) or 51.30(5)(b). 5. I have a legal right to file a complaint if I feel that client rights have been inappropriately restricted. The client’s social worker, case manager or agency / facility client rights specialist may be contacted for assistance. 6. My consent permits the dose to be changed within the anticipated dosage range without signing another consent.
7. I understand the reasons for the use of the medication, its potential risks and benefits, other alternative treatment(s) and the probable
consequences, which may occur if the proposed medication is not given. I have been given adequate time to study the information and find the information to be specific, accurate and complete. 8. This medication consent is for a period effective immediately and not to exceed fifteen (15) months from the date of my signature. The need for and continued use of this medication will be reviewed at least quarterly by the Interdisciplinary Team. The goal, on behalf of the client, will be to arrive at and maintain the client at the minimum effective dose. SIGNATURES
Client – If Presumed Competent to Consent/Parent of Minor/Guardian (POA-HC) Client / Parent of Minor / Guardian (POA-HC) Comments As parent/guardian (POA-HC) was not available for signature, he/she was verbally informed of the information in this consent.
Verbal Consent
Obtained from – PRINT – Parent / Guardian (POA-HC) Name



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