Haldol Warnings and Precautions
Some Haldol warnings and precautions to be aware of include potential drug interactions, the safety of taking Haldol while breastfeeding, and people who should not take the medicine (such as those who are allergic to Haldol or any component used to make it). A few of the conditions that you should tell your healthcare provider about prior to taking Haldol include glaucoma, heart problems, and bipolar disorder. To reduce the chances of drug interactions, you should also tell your healthcare provider about all other drugs you are taking.
Haldol: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Haldol® (haloperidol) if you have:
- Parkinson's disease
- Heart problems, including an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
An electrolyte imbalance, especially low potassium in your blood (hypokalemia)
- 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
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.