HALDOL® Injection
Haloperidol decanoate
Consumer Medicine Information
have or have ever had tardive dyskinesia (a reaction to some medicines with uncontrolled anticholinergic drugs (used to prevent travel This leaflet answers some common questions movements of the tongue, mouth, cheeks or sickness, treat Parkinson's Disease or relieve about Haldol injection. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
certain medicines used to treat Parkinson's have or have ever had neuroleptic malignant All medicines have risks and benefits. Your syndrome (a reaction to some medicines with doctor has weighed the risks of treating you with Haldol against the benefits this medicine is carbamazapine, phenobarbital (used to treat If you have any concerns about being treated with have or have ever had epilepsy or any other Haldol, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
condition that can cause fits (for example, Keep this leaflet with your medicine. You may during a cure for a drinking problem or as a anticoagulants (used to slow blood clotting).
These medicines may be affected by Haldol or may affect how well Haldol works. Your doctor or pharmacist can tell you what to do if you are Haldol is used to control the symptoms of mentalillnesses with disturbances in thinking, feelings have ever had blood clots, or a family history Effects on driving and operating machinery
of blood clots. Blood clots in the lungs and Haldol can affect your alertness and ability to drive and operate machinery. Do not drive or Haldol is a long-acting antipsychotic. It works by operate machinery until your doctor says it is correcting the chemical imbalances in the brain, experience a significant increase in weightwhile taking other antipsychotic medications.
Do not drink alcohol. Haldol can increase the Your doctor may have prescribed Haldol for Clinically significant weight gain has also another use. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been you are taking medicines or have medicalconditions which may cause an imbalance of Haldol will be injected by your doctor into a muscle in the buttocks. It is usually given everyfour weeks, however your doctor may lengthen or you suffer from an imbalance of electrolytes (naturally occurring chemicals present in Do not give Haldol to anyone who is unconscious body fluids, that are needed for normal body Haldol should not be given into a vein.
Your doctor will decide how much Haldol you If you have not told your doctor or pharmacist have severe drowsiness and slowness due to about any of the above, tell them before you are conditions such as your age, body weight, your illness or the use of alcohol or medicine Your doctor will advise you on whether you Your doctor will monitor you closely when you should receive Haldol or whether to adjust the start receiving Haldol injection. Your dose and restricted or uncontrollable movement due to how often the injection is given may be altered, until the medicine controls your symptoms.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking If you are elderly or physically unwell, you may any other medicines, including medicines you can ingredients. See Product Description at the need less Haldol. Your doctor may adjust your buy without a prescription from a pharmacy, end of this leaflet for a list of ingredients.
Do not use Haldol if the packaging is torn or Haldol should not be used in children.
In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you shows signs of tampering. Do not use Haldol If you do not understand the instructions provided beyond the expiry date (month and year) printed with this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist If you have missed your next injection, contact are pregnant or planning to become pregnant ketoconazole (an antifungal medication) and Shaking, muscle stiffness and/or weakness, If you are given too much (overdose) sleepiness, agitation, breathing problems, and difficulty in feeding may occur in newborns, Immediately telephone your doctor or the Poisons if you use Haldol in your last trimester of Information Centre for advice, or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital.
occurring chemicals present in body fluids, that are needed for normal body functions.
Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or suffer from dementia-related psychosis (loss of contact with reality and inability to think and judge clearly, resulting from a general sleeping tablets, tranquillisers or strong Poisons Information Centre telephone numbers: Australia: 13 11 26
New Zealand: 0800 POISON or 0800 764
including an unusual heart beat and a fast heart beat, or are taking a heart medication Signs of overdose of Haldol may include severe have or have ever had a rare heart disorder medicines that prevent adrenaline working, Keep Haldol Injection in the pack until it is time Seek your doctor's advice before changing or Keep Haldol Injection in a cool dry place where the temperature is below 25°C. Do not freeze or refrigerate it. Protect it from light.
Keep your medicines where children cannot reach them. A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half medicine, tell your doctor and pharmacist metres (1.5 m) above the ground is a good place Do not store Haldol, or any other medicine, in the bathroom or near a sink. Do not leave medicines in the car or on window sills. Heat and dampness Do not give this medicine to anyone else, even if their symptoms seem similar to yours.
If your doctor tells you to stop using Haldol Injection, or your medicine has passed its expirydate, ask your pharmacist what to do with any All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not.
You may need medical treatment if you get some side effects. Do not be alarmed by this list ofpossible side effects. You may not experience any Haldol Injection is a slightly amber solution and Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any comes in 1 mL or 3 mL amber glass ampoules.
Tell your doctor if you experience any of the
The Australian Registration Numbers are:
Haldol 150mg/3mL Injection - AUST R 46901 changes in sex drive in both men and women other ingredients: sesame oil vehicle, benzyl redness, burning or pain at the site Haldol is JANSSEN-CILAG Pty Ltd
1-5 Khartoum Road Macquarie Park NSW 2113 NZ Office: Auckland New Zealand
This leaflet was prepared in November 2011.
uncontrollable twitching or jerkingmovements of the arms and legs; worm-likemovements of the tongue or otheruncontrolled movements of the mouth,tongue, cheeks or jaws which may progressto the arms and legs uncontrollable muscle spasms affecting theeyes, head, neck and body disease of the brain affecting movement,resulting in trembling, rigid posture, slowmovements and a shuffling, unbalanced walk(parkinsonism) Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any
of the following as you may need urgent
medical care:

difficulty in breathing, or deeper and fasterbreathing.
allergic reactions with signs such as skinrash, swelling of the face, lips or throat.
a sudden increase in body temperature,extremely high blood pressure, stiff muscles,decreased mental alertness or fits (seizures).
Other side effects not listed above may also occurin some people. Tell your doctor if you notice anyother effects.


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