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Haloperidol
Essential medicine status
General description
Haloperidol is a typical antipsychotic used in the management of a range of conditions including (but not limited to) schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, delirium, agitation, acute psychosis and nausea.
INN
Haloperidol
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Recommendations
Section
Medicines for other common symptoms in palliative care
  • Oral > Liquid: 2 mg per mL
  • Oral > Solid: 0.5 mg; 2 mg; 5 mg
  • Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 5 mg per mL in 1-mL ampoule
Indications
Section
Medicines used in psychotic disorders
  • Parenteral > General injections > IM: 5 mg per mL in ampoule
  • Oral > Liquid: 2 mg per mL
  • Oral > Solid: 2 mg; 0.5 mg; 5 mg