What Is Haldol?
Part of a group of drugs known as "typical antipsychotics
) is a prescription medicine that has been licensed to treat the following conditions:
- 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).
and oral solution are approved to treat all of these conditions. The short-acting injectable form is approved to treat schizophrenia and Tourette syndrome, while the long-acting form is approved for chronic treatment of schizophrenia.
Who Makes It?
Haldol was originally manufactured by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics. While brand-name injectable Haldol is still available, brand-name tablets and oral solution are no longer being made. Generic versions are made by several different companies.