Haldol Solution For Injection 5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Haldol: Solution for injection (5mg)

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What is this Medicine?

HALOPERIDOL (ha loe PER i dole) is used to treat schizophrenia. It is also used to control tics and vocal outbursts in patients with Tourette's syndrome.

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Haldol 5mg/ml Solution for Injection

NDC: 504580255
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved





Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Mania, Schizophrenia, Tourette's Syndrome, Acute Psychosis, Agitation, Chemotherapy-induced Nausea/vomiting, Singultus (hiccups), Delirium

Storage Information
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Protect from light
Do not freeze
Haldol 5mg/ml Solution for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Haldol 5mg/ml Solution for Injection

Convulsions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Photosensitivity Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hallucinations Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Hair Loss Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weight Gain Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Restlessness Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Pseudoparkinsonism Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Shaking Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tiredness Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Restlessness Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dystonic Reaction Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Haldol 5mg/ml Solution for Injection

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Haldol 5mg/ml Solution for Injection(Haloperidol Lactate)
Alcohol and CNS Depressants(Haloperidol Lactate)
Avoid alcohol-containing drinks while taking this medicine. Using this drug along with alcohol can lead to serious side effects. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking these drugs together. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you, and especially if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Haldol 5mg/ml Solution for Injection(Haloperidol Lactate)
Tobacco and Haloperidol(Haloperidol Lactate)
Tobacco smoking may reduce the effectiveness of this drug in treating your condition; Tobacco smoke contains substances that speed the removal of this drug from the body. Alternatively, if you take this drug and suddenly stop Tobacco smoking, you may feel more drowsy or tired, or may experience confusion, dizziness, difficulty in movement or other side effects. If you will stop smoking, use care in driving or operating machinery until you know how this drug will affect you. Make sure your prescriber is aware that you smoke Tobacco or if you plan to stop smoking. Report any unusual side effects promptly.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Haldol 5mg/ml Solution for Injection(Haloperidol Lactate)
Marijuana and Antipsychotics(Haloperidol Lactate)
Marijuana smoke may decrease the effectiveness of Antipsychotics by increasing the elimination of Antipsychotic medications from the body. If you smoke Marijuana, Medical, notify your prescriber if you experience changes in mood (like agitation or hearing or seeing things that are not really there) that may indicate your Antipsychotic medication is not working as well for you. If you suddenly stop smoking Marijuana, Medical, this may increase the actions of Antipsychotics; notify your prescriber if you notice increased drowsiness, dizziness or other unusual side effects.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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