haloperidol (generic name)

It can help you to keep in touch with reality and reduce your mental problems
(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:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breast pain or swelling or unusual production of breast milk
  • breathing problems
  • chest pain
  • confusion
  • fast, irregular, pounding heartbeat
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • fever, chills, or sore throat
  • hot, dry skin or lack of sweating
  • problems with balance, talking, walking
  • seizures
  • stiffness, spasms, trembling
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • uncontrollable head, mouth, neck, arm, or leg 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
  • change in sex drive or performance
  • constipation or diarrhea
  • menstrual changes
  • nausea or vomiting
  • weight gain

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

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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