Haldol® (haloperidol) is a prescription medication approved for treating a number of different conditions in children and adults. It is licensed to treat:
- 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 are approved to treat the conditions listed above. Short-acting injectable Haldol is approved to treat schizophrenia and Tourette syndrome, while long-acting injectable Haldol is approved for chronic treatment of schizophrenia.
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Haldol for something other than the conditions discussed above. This is called an "off-label" use. Some examples of off-label uses for Haldol include the treatment of the following conditions:
- Migraine headaches
- Mania (associated with bipolar disorder)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Chronic hiccups.
(Click Haldol Uses to learn more about the approved indications for Haldol, for information on how this medicine works, and to find out if it is safe for use in young children.)