A patient receiving haloperidol for acute psychosis is experiencing extrapyramidal side effects. To counter these side effects, the nurse would expect the physician to order
• Trihexyphenidyl (Artane) is an anticholinergic agent used to treat extrapyramidal symptoms caused by antipsychotics and Parkinson's disease.
• EPS are commonly treated with anticholinergics such as benztropine (Cogentin), diphenhydramine (Benadryl) or other antihistamines, and trihexyphenidyl (Artane).
• Incorrect: Donepezil is a cholinesterase inhibitor and could make the symptoms worse.
• Incorrect: Ziprasidone and Seroquel are atypical antipsychotics and could make the symptoms worse.