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Haldol® (haloperidol) is a prescription medication that is useful for treating symptoms of psychotic disorders, Tourette syndrome, and various behavioral problems. However, it is not a cure for such conditions.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Haldol. Some of the most common side effects that have been reported with this antipsychotic drug during clinical studies include drowsiness, insomnia, confusion, headaches, and vertigo. Serious side effects are much less common.
Although most people respond well to Haldol, this product is not suitable for everyone. It may cause problems in people with certain medical conditions, so be sure to talk to your healthcare provider before using Haldol 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 hyperplasiam, or BPH)
- Difficulty passing urine
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
(Click Haldol for more information about the prescription drug Haldol [haloperidol], including details on how it works, what forms and strengths are available, and how it should be taken.)