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 25 17
Agitation 24 15
Hallucinations 11 5
Schizoaffective Disorder 11 6
Mood swings 7 5
Bipolar Disorder 5 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 18
Moderate 14
Mild 10
None 19

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Haloperidol

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 7
Tardive dyskinesia 4
Tremor(s) 3
Internal restlessness (akathisia) 2
Agitation 1
Allergic reaction 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Haloperidol

Dosage Patients
2 mg daily 2
5 mg daily 2
10 mg daily 2
5 mg four times daily 2
1 mg daily 1
100 mg monthly 1
2 tablet(s) twice daily 1
150 mg monthly 1
6 mg daily 1
4 mg twice daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Haloperidol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 39
Doctor's advice 22
Did not seem to work 18
Other 12
Course of treatment ended 11
Personal research 4
Expense 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
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Duration

Currently taking Haloperidol

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

Stopped taking Haloperidol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 22
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 46
Usually 8
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 7
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 11
Not at all hard to take 36
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 22
Not specified 38

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Haloperidol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 2
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 1
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) 1
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 1
Lurasidone (Latuda) 1

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Patients stopped taking Haloperidol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 3
Paliperidone (Invega) 3
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 3
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) 2
Ziprasidone (Geodon) 2

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8 patient evaluations for Haloperidol

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COOPERATI
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COOPERATI
Gender: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 2
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
43 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Schizophrenia

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May 9, 2017 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Hallucinations)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anger)
  • 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 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: 2 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 2
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
43 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Schizophrenia

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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)

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emergence
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: None
33 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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