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Haldol is a generic name for the drug haloperidol. It is an antipsychotic medication used to change the chemical reactions in your brain, and is prescribed to treat the symptoms of several different psychotic conditions, such as hallucinations, delusions, and confusion. It is also given to treat other disorders such as Tourette’s syndrome, behavioral problems such as hyperactivity or uncontrolled combativeness in children, facial or bodily tics, to alleviate the nausea and vomiting experience by cancer patients in chemotherapy, to treat drug problems, and to treat hemiballismus, a condition which causes uncontrollable writhing on one side of the body. It comes in tablets, or injections which people can receive at their doctor’s office or give themselves at home.

There are several cautions that should be observed when you are taking Haldol. If you have to drive or operate machinery, be very careful, because Haldol might cause drowsiness or dizziness, making those activities dangerous. You should also be very careful about drinking, since alcohol could increase any drowsiness or dizziness you might experience. One particular danger of Haldol is that it makes it more likely that you will become dehydrated. Because of that, you should avoid strenuous activity that could lead to you becoming overheated.

Before you take Haldol, you should make sure to let your doctor know if you have liver disease or any other liver condition, kidney disease or any kidney condition, heart disease, high blood pressure, a history of heart attacks or irregular heart rate, any seizure disorder, an enlarged prostate, or glaucoma. These conditions may require modified dosages or special monitoring.

Some of the common side effects of Haldol can include drowsiness or dizziness, headache, weakness or shaking, nervousness, rapid heart beat, constipation, dry mouth, or weight gain. Other more serious side effects of Haldol include an allergic reaction, which can be manifested as difficulty breathing, swelling of the throat, lips, tongue or face, or hives. You might also get other serious effects such as uncontrollable movements of your mouth, tongue, cheeks, jaw, arms or legs, or your skin or eyes could turn yellow. If any of these more serious side effects occur, you should stop taking Haldol and contact your doctor immediately.

There are several medications that react badly with Haldol. Some of these are barbiturates, carbamazepine, fluoxetine, lithium, methyldopa, phenytoin, guanethidine, or tricyclic antidepressants. There are other medications, as well, that might cause an adverse reaction, so make sure to let your doctor know if you are taking any medications, whether prescription or over-the-counter, before beginning treatment with Haldol.

There have been no conclusive studies on the safety of Haldol for a pregnant woman or her fetus. For this reason, you should be very careful when taking Haldol. Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, and only take Haldol if the necessity outweighs any possible risks to you or your baby. It is known, however, that Haldol passes into breast milk, so you should not nurse if you are taking Haldol.

Haldol has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of haldol


• Molecular formula of haldol is C21H23ClFNO2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 4-[4-(4-chlorophenyl)-4-hydroxy-1-piperidyl]-1-(4-fluorophenyl)-butan-1-one
• Molecular weight is 375.864 g/mol
Haldol available : 0.5mg tablets, 1mg tablets, 2mg tablets, 5mg tablets, 10mg tablets, 20mg tablets

Generic name: Haloperidol

Brand name(s): Aloperidin, Aloperidol, Aloperidolo, Aloperidon, Apo-Haloperidol, Bioperidolo, Brotopon, Dozic, Dozix, Einalon S, Eukystol, Galoperidol, Haldol Decanoate, Haldol La, Haldol Solutab, Halidol, Halojust, Halol, Halopal, Haloperido, Haloperidol Decanoate, Haloperidol Intensol, Haloperidol Lactate, Halopidol, Halopoidol, Halosten, Keselan, Lealgin Compositum, Linton, Mixidol, Novo-Peridol, Pekuces, Peluces, Peridol, Pernox, Pms Haloperidol, Serenace, Serenase, Serenelfi, Sernas, Sernel, Sigaperidol, Ulcolind, Uliolind, Vesalium

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