What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Haldol?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have:
- Parkinson's disease
- Heart problems
- Seizures or epilepsy
- An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- Bipolar disorder
- An enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
- Difficulty passing urine
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Haldol and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Haldol and Breastfeeding)
- Drink alcohol regularly (see Alcohol and Haldol).
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Haldol Warnings and Precautions for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take the drug.)
What If I Take an Overdose?People who take too much Haldol may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Muscle weakness or rigid muscles
- Shakiness (tremors)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Difficulty breathing
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia).
If you happen to take too much, seek prompt medical attention.
(Click Haldol Overdose for more information.)