How Should Haldol Be Stored?Haldol should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Both tablets and oral solution should be stored in an airtight container.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?If you do not take your Haldol as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
Available StrengthsGeneric Haldol tablets are available in the following strengths:
- Haloperidol 0.5 mg
- Haloperidol 1 mg
- Haloperidol 2 mg
- Haloperidol 5 mg
- Haloperidol 10 mg
- Haloperidol 20 mg.
Generic Haldol oral solution is available in one strength -- Haloperidol oral solution 2 mg per mL.
The injectable form is also available as a generic, in short-acting (haloperidol lactate) and long-acting (haloperidol decanoate) versions.
Are There Any Alternatives?There are several alternatives to Haldol for the treatment of psychotic disorders. In addition to other "typical" antipsychotics, there are newer "atypical" antipsychotics. Atypical antipsychotic medications for the treatment of psychotic disorders can include:
- Aripiprazole (Abilify®)
- Clozapine (Clozaril®, FazaClo®)
- Olanzapine (Zyprexa®)
- Paliperidone (Invega®)
- Quetiapine (Seroquel®)
- Risperidone (Risperdal®)
- Ziprasidone (Geodon®).
(Click Haldol Alternatives for more information, including non-medication alternatives.)