Generic Haldol

Because all of the patents for Haldol products have expired, all Haldol products (which include tablets, oral solution, and injections) are available in generic forms. The injectable versions of Haldol are available in both generic and brand-name form, while the tablets and oral solution are available only as generic drugs (the brand-name versions are no longer made). Generic Haldol tablets are available in six strengths and the generic Haldol oral solution is available in one strength.

An Overview of Generic Haldol

Part of a class of drugs known as "typical antipsychotics," Haldol® (haloperidol) is a prescription medicine that has been licensed to treat the following conditions:
  • Psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia
  • Tics (including vocal tics) associated with Tourette syndrome
  • Severe behavior problems in children
  • Severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children (for short-term use only).
Haldol tablets and oral solution (liquid) are approved to treat the above conditions. The short-acting injectable Haldol is approved to treat schizophrenia and Tourette syndrome, while the long-acting injectable Haldol is approved for chronic treatment of schizophrenia.
Haldol was originally manufactured by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics. However, the patents for all Haldol products have expired, and each Haldol product is available as a generic. While brand-name injectable Haldol is still available, brand-name Haldol tablets and oral solution are no longer being manufactured. Generic Haldol is made by several different companies.

Strengths of Generic Haldol

Generic Haldol tablets are available in the following strengths:
  • Haloperidol 0.5 mg
  • Haloperidol 1 mg
  • Haloperidol 2 mg
  • Haloperidol 5 mg
  • Haloperidol 10 mg
  • Haloperidol 20 mg.
Generic Haldol oral solution is available in one strength -- Haloperidol oral solution 2 mg per mL.
Generic Haldol injection is also available, in short-acting (haloperidol lactate) and long-acting (haloperidol decanoate) forms.
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