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
: 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
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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