Haloperidol

(ha-loe-PER-i-dole)

Haloperidol (Haldol) is used to treat nervous, mental and emotional conditions.

It may be given as a tablet, liquid, or by injection.

  • Give this medication only as directed, and do not stop unless directed to stop by your child's doctor.
  • Notify your child's doctor of any other medications your child is taking.
  • It is best to avoid alcoholic beverages or over-the-counter medications that contain alcohol while taking this medication.
  • If this medication upsets your child's stomach, it may be taken with food or milk. If taking the liquid form, mix in water or drinks such as orange juice, tomato juice, or cola and take right away. Do not mix in tea or coffee.
  • Store the medication at room temperature and protect from light. 
  • Do not use after the expiration date on the bottle / package.
  • If too much medication is taken by accident, call the Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC), 513-636-5111 or 1-800-222-1222, or call your child's doctor immediately.
  • Keep this medication out of the reach of children.

For any information about your child's dosing schedule and/or missed doses, contact the healthcare provider who prescribed the medication.

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Headaches
  • Convulsions
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Trouble urinating
  • Muscle spasms in face, neck, arms
  • Very pale skin
  • Extreme changes in body temperature
  • Agitation

Last Updated 11/2013