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Haldol (haloperidol)

Haloperidol (or HALDOL®) is mainly prescribed to treat schizophrenia, Tourette syndrome, bipolar disorder, severe emesis, and aggression.

FDA Approval: 1967

Dosage Forms: 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg

Biological Half-life: 14-37 hours (oral), 20 hours (IM)

Side Effects: Dizziness, difficulty urinating, headache, sleep disturbances, anxiety, dry mouth, menstrual changes, skin rash, movement problems

Routes of Administration: Oral, IM

Pregnancy Category: C (US)

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