Haldol Liquid

Delta Care – Patient Information

Brand Names: Haldol

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What is this medication used for?

  • It is used to treat mood problems, agitation, behavioral disturbances, and delirium.
  • This medication may also be used to treat nausea, vomiting, and intractable hiccups.

How is this medication best taken?

Read and follow the dosing on the label closely or follow the directions given to you by your doctor. Do not use more than you were told to use.


  • Take scheduled doses as you have been told, even if you feel well.
  • To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
  • Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
  • Use a specially marked spoon or dropper to measure your liquid medicine.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

Storage Information:

Keep out of the reach of children, in a container that small children cannot open. Store at room temperature, away from excess moisture (bathroom) and heat.

What should I watch for while taking haloperidol?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor and/or hospice nurse as soon as possible:

  • Feeling sleepy
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Anxiety or agitation
  • Upset stomach
  • Not hungry
  • Hard stools (constipation)
  • Loose stools (diarrhea)
  • Restlessness/inability to sleep

Common side effects to tell your doctor and/or hospice nurse about if they continue or are bothersome:

  • Anxiety or agitation
  • Decreased sexual ability
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Menstrual changes
  • Weight gain

How to Measure Liquid Haldol