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
Schizophrenia 26 19
Agitation 25 16
Schizoaffective disorder 12 7
Hallucinations 9 4
Mood swings 7 5

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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 18
Moderate 15
Mild 13
None 20

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Haloperidol

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 7
Tardive dyskinesia 6
Tremor(s) 3
Jerky movements (dyskinesia) 2
Restlessness (akathisia) 2
Agitation 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Haloperidol

Dosage Patients
2 mg daily 3
5 mg daily 2
10 mg daily 2
5 mg twice daily 2
1 mg daily 1
100 mg monthly 1
6 mg daily 1
4 mg twice daily 1
15 mg daily 1
20 mg all the time (24/7) 1

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Why patients stopped taking Haloperidol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 40
Doctor's advice 23
Did not seem to work 18
Course of treatment ended 13
Other 13
Personal research 4
Change in health plan coverage 2
Expense 2
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Duration

Currently taking Haloperidol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Haloperidol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 25
1 - 6 months 16
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 50
Usually 9
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 7
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 13
Not at all hard to take 38
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 24
Not specified 41

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Haloperidol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 2
Lurasidone (Latuda) 2
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 1
Divalproex sodium (Depakote) 1
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) 1

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Haloperidol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Paliperidone (Invega) 4
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 3
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) 3
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 3
Ziprasidone (Geodon) 3

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8 patient evaluations for Haloperidol

May 9, 2017 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for hallucinations)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

May 9, 2017 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for agitation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg All the time (24/7)

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

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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