Drug Infonet provides drug and disease information for your healthcare needs. Visit our FAQ page to find answers to common health questions. Look on the Manufacturer Info page to link to pharmaceutical company pages. Click to Health Info and Health News for the latest in healthcare developments.
Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Haloperidol
Answer: Haloperidol has the brand name Haldol. This is a major sedative and usually used to treat psychosis etc. I do not know of an indication for Tourette's Syndrome. But, the side effects are varied. You can get a copy of the drug insert from any pharmacist, also, any book store will have a PDR which has a complete description of the drug and it's side effects. These would include sedation, ataxia, hyperthermia etc. You need to discuss this with your md prior to taking. The side effects are usually not too serious except for sedation.
Haldol Use For and 8 Year Old [posted 7/31/98]
Answer: Haldol is a major sedative. Side effects are sedation, occasional "stiff man syndrome". Tardive dyskinesia has been reported in occasional cases.
Answer: Haldol(haloperidol) is used in many situations for sedation. It is a major tranquilizer and is used in major agitation. One of the potential unfortunate side-effects is movement disorder. These may be temporary and go away or be permanent(called Tardive Dyskinesia). Stopping the drug will not exacerbate the problem and is the usual treatment.