What is Haloperidol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Haldol

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Haloperidol is used to treat psychotic disorders and symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility and to control muscular tics of the face, neck, hands, and shoulders.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Agitation 22 13
Schizophrenia 22 12
Hallucinations 11 4
Schizoaffective Disorder 8 3
Mood swings 7 5
Bipolar Disorder 4 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 16
Moderate 11
Mild 9
None 15

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Haloperidol

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 6
Tardive dyskinesia 3
Tremor(s) 3
Agitation 1
Allergic reaction 1
Blurry vision 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Haloperidol

Dosage Patients
5 mg daily 3
10 mg daily 3
0.5 mg daily 1
2 mg daily 1
7 mg daily 1
4 mg twice daily 1
5 mg twice daily 1
15 mg daily 1
100 mg four times daily 1
1mg as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Haloperidol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 37
Doctor's advice 20
Did not seem to work 17
Other 12
Course of treatment ended 10
Personal research 4
Expense 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 67 patients who’ve stopped taking Haloperidol

Duration

Currently taking Haloperidol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Haloperidol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 20
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 39
Usually 6
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 7
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 32
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 22
Not specified 28

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Haloperidol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 2
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 1
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 1
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) 1
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 1

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Haloperidol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 3
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 3
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) 2
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Baclofen (Mylan-Baclofen) 1

Show all 13 treatments patients report switching to

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8 patient evaluations for Haloperidol

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Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: None
32 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Schizophrenia

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Feb 1, 2012 (Started Oct 31, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Schizophrenia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Death)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Almost killed me. On the posotive side, I saw an angel, then R2D2, then Constance Brightside.

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COOPERATI
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COOPERATI
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 4
Mania: 2
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 4
External Stress: Overwhelming
43 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Schizophrenia

See COOPERATI's full Haloperidol history

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anger)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Hallucinations)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily

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COOPERATI
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COOPERATI
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 4
Mania: 2
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 4
External Stress: Overwhelming
43 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Schizophrenia

See COOPERATI's full Haloperidol history

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Agitation)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg All the time (24/7)

  • 0 helpful marks
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