haloperidol (generic name)

It is used to treat schizophrenia
(ha loe PER i dole)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • breast pain or swelling or unusual production of breast milk
  • confusion
  • difficulty breathing
  • difficulty in speaking or swallowing
  • difficulty passing urine, or sudden loss of bladder control
  • dizziness or light headedness
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • fever, chills, or sore throat
  • hot, dry skin or lack of sweating
  • loss of balance or difficulty walking
  • seizures
  • skin rash
  • stiffness, spasms, trembling
  • uncontrollable tongue or chewing movements, smacking lips or puffing cheeks
  • uncontrollable muscle spasms, in the face hands, arms, or legs, twisting body movements
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • anxiety or agitation
  • constipation or diarrhea
  • decreased sexual ability
  • menstrual changes
  • nausea or vomiting
  • weight gain

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Do not freeze. Protect from light. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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