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