User Reviews for Haldol
The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.
Learn more about Haldol.
|Psychosis||6 reviews||16 medications|
|Mania||1 reviews||14 medications|
|Nausea/Vomiting||3 reviews||147 medications|
|ICU Agitation||2 reviews||13 medications|
|Dementia||1 reviews||5 medications|
|Tourette's Syndrome||2 reviews||11 medications|
|Summary of Haldol reviews||15 reviews||6.2|
Reviews for Haldol
For Psychosis "Ah, I have a mixed review of Haldol. I started it years ago for psychosis. I've been on many different antipsychotics and for me the older typical ones work better than the newer atypicals. For a while I was so sick I was on both Haldol and Thorazine. That combo really helped a lot. After years of 15 mg of Haldol a day I developed pseudoparkinsonism. I would shake, I had trouble walking, I couldn't write (couldn't form the letters with a pen), and I was drooling all the time. My doctor told me I wasn't allowed to drive for 6 months. Eventually it got to the point that my neurologist began to question the pseudoparkinsonism diagnosis -- she thought I was developing actual Parkinson's Disease. I think I'm done with Haldol."
brokenmind (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 5, 2015
|1 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
For Psychosis "Best medicine I've been on to treat my psychosis without affecting my lipids! Experienced a little restlessness nothing major. Great overall experience!"
only1chris8204 (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 23, 2015
|7 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
For Psychosis "For years, my Dad had really bad anger issues. He continually kept my Mom in turmoil with his fits of rage to the point that one day she had a Stroke. It was horrendous. When both of them went to a Nursing Home, my Dad was evaluated and diagnosed as being psychotic. The Doctor prescribed Haldol for him and within 3 days, he was a brand new person. He was calm, he laughed, and he was such a joy to visit with. He remained this way until he passed away 5 years later. If he had been given this medicine years before, I feel my Mom would have lived another 20 years."
Anonymous June 24, 2013
|56 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
For Nausea/Vomiting "Experiencing horrible nausea/vomiting with Dilaudid for pain associated with Stage4 Breast cancer. My normal antinausea medication was Zofran, but it started to not work. I was given 0.5 mg I.V. of Haldol every hour for nausea. It worked, but did "knock me to nap" for a little while. After I woke up, I did feel groggy and was able to eat and drink without incident."
Stage4Diva (taken for less than 1 month) February 16, 2013
|18 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
For Nausea/Vomiting "I have Addison's disease we had tried all conventional medications. I got this injected by the ER and told my dr that even though they gave it to me for anxiety I didn't vomit or get nauseous for 24 hrs."
Misty Sierra January 15, 2013
|15 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
For Psychosis "My dad started to see things and think things were happening that were not, He was put on Haldol and it works, they were going to slowly take him off it and when we took his noontime pill away he got bad again almost right away. This medicine really has worked for him and allowed him to stay home with us."
Anonymous December 15, 2011
|55 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
For Psychosis "This is going to be kind of long and full of detail. I've been using Haldol for about 3 years now. It basically started when hearing voices got really bad. The combination of Geodon and Abilify DID NOT work. I admitted myself inpatient and got my Haldol. I started on 10mg. It took all the nasty symptoms away. And still does to this day. This is a one amazing medicine. I'm at the point with it now, that I can barely take 2.5 mg, (5mg cut in half) without feeling drugged up though. My body became very sensitive from it. You may gain some weight on this medicine. It does give you the munchies. However, I did weight watchers on this medicine and was able to take off some weight. Again, this medicine is down right amazing."
Kazamyst July 5, 2011
|85 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
For Tourette's Syndrome "The Haldol worked great for controlling my Tourette's, but it came with too many side effects so I had to switch. I gained ten pounds in the first week of use which tapered off after around three weeks, but the restlessness was unbearable. I was put on Cogentin for it but then my vision became blurry and could not see anything within eighteen inches. It was horrible."
Red Light January 12, 2011
|24 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
For ICU Agitation "My father (now deceased) had a tendency to become agitated when confined to ICU for more than a couple of days. He was prescribed Haldol during one such stay. The medicine had a very negative effect; my father became aggressive. One morning I walked in to find that the staff had strapped his hands to the bed overnight! I complained (loudly) to another doctor and my father was taken off Haldol and moved to a private room. Almost immediately he became the sweet, even-tempered man that I always knew. I tried to keep my dad out of ICU after that. "
Anonymous August 23, 2010
|48 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
For Nausea/Vomiting "Haldol was given to my mother for nausea/vomiting in her final days/weeks of battling colon cancer. Haldol worked great for nausea but the side effects were horrible. She was not drowsy, she was out! Not coherent, confused, wasn't able to eat and at times was agitated. Be very careful using this medication. It took two days after stopping the medication for it to leave her system and return to a normal state of mind."
Anonymous March 3, 2010
|44 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|
For Dementia "Haloperidol is not for use in psychotic conditions related to dementia. Haloperidol may cause heart failure, sudden death, or pneumonia in older adults with dementia-related conditions. (taken from this website)"
Raylee February 9, 2010
|61 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No||Report as inappropriate|