Haloperidol is used to treat a wide variety of mental illnesses. Aside from being used as a medication for schizophrenia, haloperidol is used to control acute psychosis, including psychosis induced by drugs such as LSD, amphetamines, ketamine, psilocybin and phencyclidine. It can help control the psychosis associated with high fever or metabolic disease and can reduce the agitation and confusion associated with cerebral sclerosis. Other uses include an adjunctive treatment in alcohol and opioid withdrawal and a treatment for some neurological disorders such as tics and Tourette syndrome. Chronic pain, severe hiccups and severe nausea and vomiting can also be relieved using haloperidol.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take haloperidol injection or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to haloperidol injection. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.