What is Haldol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Haloperidol

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 13 4
Schizoaffective disorder 9 6
Schizophrenia 8 9
Mood swings 6 5
Hallucinations 5 3
Bipolar I disorder 4 1

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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
9
Moderate
9
Mild
6
None
7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Haldol

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 4
Tardive dyskinesia 3
Tremor(s) 2
Agitation with restlessness 1
Allergic reaction 1
Blurry vision 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Haldol

Dosage Patients
5 mg daily 1
4 mg twice daily 1
10 mg daily 1
10 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Haldol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 18
Doctor's advice 15
Did not seem to work 12
Course of treatment ended 8
Other 7
Personal research 4
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently taking Haldol

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 4

Stopped taking Haldol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 15
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 25
Usually 4
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 20
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 7
Not specified 23

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Haldol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 2
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 1
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 1
Lurasidone (Latuda) 1
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) 1

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Patients stopped taking Haldol and switched to:

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

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5 patient evaluations for Haldol

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

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Apr 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 11, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This medication is very effective in controlling episodes of mania

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