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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
Also let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Haloperidol for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

How Does It Work?

Haloperidol belongs to a group of medications called "typical" or (first-generation) antipsychotic medications. It is not entirely known precisely how haloperidol works. However, it is known that it blocks or lessens the effects of dopamine, a chemical in the brain. Dopamine may be elevated in people with schizophrenia or other psychotic or behavior disorders.
 
Haloperidol is not a cure for schizophrenia or other psychotic or behavior disorders. It only helps to control symptoms (see Symptoms of Schizophrenia, Tourette Syndrome Symptoms, or ADHD Symptoms).
 
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