USES: Haloperidol injection is used to treat severe symptoms of certain mental/mood disorders (., schizophrenia , schizoaffective disorders). It is given by injection when quick relief of your symptoms is required and you are unable to take the medication by medicine helps you to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. It can also help prevent suicide in people who are likely to harm themselves. It also reduces aggression and the desire to hurt others. It can decrease hallucinations and negative can also be used to treat uncontrolled movements and outbursts of words/sounds related to Tourette's is a psychiatric medication ( antipsychotic -type) that works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain (neurotransmitters).OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care , haloperidol may be used in hospitalized patients who have severe behavior problems or confusion for short periods of time. This medication may also be used to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting due to cancer treatment.
Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are receiving this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Haldol is available in sterile vials containing 5 mg strength Haldol per 1 ml of fluid used for injection. Usual starting dose is -5 mg intramuscularly. Dose may vary according to patient response to the drug. Switch to an oral form of this drug is recommended as soon as possible. Haldol may interact with other drugs so the patient needs close observation or monitoring to determine if other side effects develop. Haldol should only be used during pregnancy or in women likely to become pregnant only if the benefit clearly justifies a potential risk to the fetus; fetal abnormalities and fetal exposure to Haldol in the third trimester have shown dependence at birth. Women who are breastfeeding should not take Haldol because the drug may affect the infant. Although reports of use for behavior modification exist, the drug is not approved for use in children.