Injectable Haldol Dosing
The dose of the Haldol injection can vary greatly from person to person, depending on many different factors. The short-acting Haldol injection is given several times a day (usually used temporarily to control very severe symptoms), while the long-acting Haldol injection is given just once a month.
- Haldol comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth two or three times a day.
- It does not matter if you take Haldol with or without food. If Haldol bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
- A liquid form of Haldol is available for those who have difficulty swallowing tablets.
- Haldol is also available in injectable forms, including a short-acting form (given several times per day) and a long-acting form (given just once a month).
- Haldol should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood.
- For Haldol to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Haldol will not work if you stop taking it.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Haldol dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking Haldol without first discussing it with your healthcare provider (see Haldol Withdrawal).