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Haldol® (haloperidol) is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat several behavior problems and psychotic disorders. Among these conditions that Haldol may be used to treat are tics due to Tourette syndrome and severe ADHD in children. Haldol is available as a tablet, an oral solution, and an injection. The medication works by blocking or lessening the effects of a certain chemical in the brain (dopamine) that can become elevated in people with these kinds of conditions.
As with any drug, there are possible side effects with Haldol, such as drowsiness, headaches, and confusion. Among the conditions that you should let your healthcare provider know about before you take Haldol are Parkinson's disease, heart problems, and seizures or epilepsy. A few of the factors that can affect the dose of Haldol that your healthcare provider recommends include the medical condition being treated, your age and weight, and the severity of your condition.
(To read the full eMedTV article on this drug, click Haldol. Among the topics covered in this article are the effects of Haldol, general dosing guidelines, and serious side effects that can potentially occur with the use of Haldol.)