Haldol Dosage

Generally, the starting Haldol dosage for adults is 0.5 mg to 2 mg two to three times daily for moderate symptoms and 3 mg to 5 mg two to three times daily for severe symptoms. Your healthcare provider may increase your Haldol dose as necessary to control your symptoms. Among the factors that can affect Haldol dosing are your age and weight, the severity of your condition, and other drugs you may be taking.

An Introduction to Haldol Dosage

The dose of Haldol® (haloperidol) your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Your age and weight
  • The severity of your condition
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
     
As always, do not adjust your Haldol dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
Oral Haldol Dosing for Adults
The recommended starting Haldol dose for adults is Haldol 0.5 mg to 2 mg two to three times daily (for moderate symptoms) or Haldol 3 mg to 5 mg two to three times daily (for severe symptoms). Your healthcare provider may increase your Haldol dose as necessary to control your symptoms. Older people, or those with other health problems, may need to start at the lower dose (Haldol 0.5 mg to 2 mg two to three times daily).
 
Oral Haldol Dosing for Children
For children ages three and older, the recommended Haldol dose depends upon the child's weight and the condition being treated. For psychotic disorders in children, the recommended starting dose is Haldol 0.05 mg to 0.15 mg per kg total per day (about 0.02 mg to 0.07 mg per pound per day), divided into two or three smaller doses per day. For behavior problems and Tourette syndrome in children, the recommended starting dose is Haldol 0.05 mg to 0.075 mg per kg total per day (about 0.02 mg to 0.03 mg per pound per day), divided into two or three smaller doses per day.
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