Other MedicationsFortunately, there are many medications available to treat psychotic or behavior disorders. These medications can include:
These are older, "first-generation" antipsychotic medications. While it is thought that these medications may be more likely to cause serious side effects, studies have shown conflicting results. In addition to Haldol, these medications can include:
- Chlorpromazine (Thorazine®)
- Fluphenazine (Prolixin®)
- Loxapine (Adasuve™, Loxitane®)
- Molindone (Moban®)
- Perphenazine (Trilafon®)
- Pimozide (Orap®)
- Prochlorperazine (Compazine®, Compro®)
- Thiothixene (Navane®)
- Thioridazine (Mellaril®)
- Trifluoperazine (Stelazine®).
It is thought that these newer, antipsychotic medications may have fewer serious side effects than older antipsychotics (though studies have shown conflicting results). These medications can include:
- Aripiprazole (Abilify®)
- Asenapine (Saphris®)
- Clozapine (Clozaril®, FazaClo®)
- Iloperidone (Fanapt™)
- Lurasidone (Latuda®)
- Olanzapine (Zyprexa®)
- Paliperidone (Invega®)
- Quetiapine (Seroquel®)
- Risperidone (Risperdal®)
- Ziprasidone (Geodon®).
A Summary of Haldol AlternativesThere are several Haldol alternatives, including other medications and therapy. Talk with your healthcare provider if Haldol is not working for you or if you are experiencing bothersome Haldol side effects. You may need to try one of the alternatives to Haldol.