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Drug Information

What is Haloperidol used for?

Haloperidol is used for the treatment of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders.

Haloperidol may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Haloperidol work?

Haloperidol belongs to the class of drugs called anti-psychotics. This drug acts by blocking certain chemicals that transfer nerve impulses to the brain. However, the exact mechanism of Haloperidol is still unknown.

How to use Haloperidol?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use Haloperidol as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take Haloperidol with or without food.
  • Use a marked dropper for measuring oral liquid dosage form. This can be mixed with water or a beverage such as apple/orange juice.
  • Haloperidol injection should be administered only under the medical supervision.

If you miss a dose of Haloperidol, consult a doctor immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with Haloperidol?

Drugs that interact with Haloperidol include the following:

  • Amoxicillin
  • Azithromycin
  • Carbamazepine
  • Carbidopa
  • Epinephrine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Ketoconazole
  • Levodopa
  • Lithium
  • Methyldopa
  • Rifampin
  • Tramadol

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Haloperidol?

The following are the most common side effects of Haloperidol tablet/syrup:

  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty in speaking
  • Shuffling walk
  • Muscle spasm
  • Restlessness
  • Headache
  • Difficulty in urinating

The following are the most common side effects of Haloperidol injection:

  • Swelling and redness at the site of injection
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizure
  • Jaundice
  • Tremors
  • Increased heartbeat

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions Haloperidol?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Haloperidol or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of Haloperidol.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Haloperidol causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.
  • Avoid performing strenuous physical activities while using Haloperidol.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Haloperidol?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of non-cancerous tumour of the adrenal gland, high blood prolactin levels, Alzheimer’s disease, liver or kidney disease.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about Haloperidol

  1. How should Haloperidol tablet be stored?
  2. Haloperidol should be stored at room temperature away from heat and moisture.

  3. Can I take Haloperidol tablet in case of low WBC count?
  4. It is not advised to take Haloperidol tablet if you have low levels of WBC count asit may lead to complications. Consult your doctor before using the drug.

  5. What are the other formulations of Haloperidol available?
  6. Haloperidol is available as injection, oral liquid and tablet.

  7. Is it safe to use Haloperidol if I have Parkinson’s disease?
  8. No. Haloperidol is contraindicated for the patients with Parkinson’s disease.

  9. Is it safe to alter the dose of Haloperidol?
  10. No. Do not change the dose of Haloperidol without consulting a doctor. However, you must consult your doctor for dose-related enquiries.


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