Haldol

(haloperidol)

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Helps control your thoughts, calm agitation, and stabilize your mood.

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Our bottom line

Haldol (haloperidol) is less likely to cause weight gain and sedation, but more likely to cause movement disorders compared to other antipsychotics.

Quick facts about Haldol
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (haloperidol)
Prices and discounts
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Upsides

  • Haldol (haloperidol) is available in a cheap, generic version.
  • A monthly extended-release injection allows for more convenient dosing than a daily pill.

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Downsides

  • Haldol (haloperidol) is an older medicine and has a lot more problematic side effects compared to newer antipsychotics.
  • You might need routine blood tests and regular check-ups to make sure the medicine is working for you.

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How it works

Haldol (haloperidol) is an antipsychotic. It works by regulating dopamine activity in your brain, which affects thoughts and mood.

Quick facts about Haldol
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (haloperidol)

Used for

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Injection
People’s experience with Haldol

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What to expect when you take Haldol (haloperidol) for Schizophrenia/Behavioral disorder/Tourette's syndrome

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Side effect rates for Haldol (haloperidol)

Risks and Warnings for Haldol (haloperidol)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Elderly patients with dementia

    Older patients with dementia have a higher risk of death when treated with antipsychotic medications. Haldol (haloperidol) is not approved to treat dementia-related psychosis in elderly patients. Talk to your doctor if you have questions.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect