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Haloperidol Dosing

Injectable Haloperidol Dosing
The dose of the haloperidol injection can vary greatly from person to person, depending on many different factors. The short-acting haloperidol injection is given several times a day (usually used temporarily to control very severe symptoms), while the long-acting haloperidol injection is given just once a month.

General Haloperidol Dosing Information

Some considerations for people taking haloperidol include:
  • Haloperidol comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth two or three times a day.
  • It does not matter if you take haloperidol with or without food. If haloperidol bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • A liquid form of haloperidol is available for those who have difficulty swallowing tablets.
  • Haloperidol is also available in injectable forms, including a short-acting form (given several times per day) and a long-acting form (given just once a month).
  • Haloperidol should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood.
  • For haloperidol to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Haloperidol will not work if you stop taking it.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or haloperidol dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking haloperidol without first discussing it with your healthcare provider (see Haldol Withdrawal).
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