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Haldol® (haloperidol) is a prescription medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as "typical antipsychotics." It is 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).
 
Haldol tablets and oral solution are approved to treat all of the aforementioned conditions. Short-acting injectable Haldol is approved to treat schizophrenia and Tourette syndrome only, while long-acting injectable Haldol is approved for chronic treatment of schizophrenia.
 
Before using this drug, it's important to review Haldol's safety information. This product may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware if you have any other medical condition (such as epilepsy or heart problems) or are taking any other type of medicine, including nonprescription products.
 
As with any medication, side effects are possible. In clinical studies, commonly reported reactions included:
 
 
(Click Haldol for more information on this drug. This article provides a more in-depth discussion, explaining how it works, what to expect while taking it, and how to ensure the effectiveness of each dose.)
 
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