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Halidol 1.5mg Tablets

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Halidol 1.5 MG Description

Halidol 1.5mg Tablet is used for the treatment of mental disorders such as schizophrenia (a condition in which the person is unable to differentiate between real and non-real) and bipolar disorder (a

condition in which the person sometimes feels too depressed and at other times too excited). It is also used to manage uncontrollable and repetitive movements or sounds in adults and children suffering from Tourette's disorder. Halidol 1.5mg Tablet contains haloperidol as an active ingredient. Halidol 1.5mg Tablet dose may vary depending on the severity of the condition and your age. It must be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Consult your doctor before stopping the medicine or changing the duration and dose of the medicine. Halidol 1.5mg Tablet side effects may range from very common to rare. Very common side effects include agitation, headache, and disturbances in sleep. These side effects may disappear once your body gets adjusted to the medicine. Consult your doctor if you notice persistent or worsening side effects. Halidol 1.5mg Tablet interacts with alcohol and St. John’s Wort to produce symptoms of an overdose of this medicine and may even lead to coma.


Product Summary

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ContainsHaloperidol(1.5 Mg)
UsesSchizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Motor tics, Verbal tics, Behavioural problems
Side effectsHeadache, Sleep disturbances, Nausea, Vomiting, Dry mouth
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Uses of Halidol 1.5 MG

  • Halidol 1.5mg Tablet is used in,
  • Treatment of schizophrenia (a condition in which the person is unable to differentiate between real and non-real)
  • Treatment of bipolar disorder (a condition in which the person sometimes feels too depressed and at other times too excited)
  • Treatment of motor tics (uncontrollable and repetitive movements of a particular part of the body)
  • Treatment of verbal tics (uncontrollable and repetitive sounds or words)
  • Treatment of behavioural problems in children (aggression and hyperactivity)

Contraindications of Halidol 1.5 MG

  • If you have or had allergic reaction to haloperidol or any other ingredients in the medicine.
  • If your reactions to your surrounding event is abnormally slow.
  • If you are suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
  • If you have dementia (forgetfulness).
  • If you are suffering from any type of heart problems.
  • If the potassium level in your body is low and not treated.

Side effects of Halidol 1.5 MG

  • Headache
  • Agitation
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dry mouth or excessive salivation

Precautions and Warnings of Halidol 1.5 MG



Can I take Halidol Tablet during pregnancy?
You should not take Halidol Tablets during pregnancy. Taking Halidol tablets during pregnancy, especially during the last three months, may cause problems in the newborn baby, such as muscle weakness and breathing difficulties.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Halidol Tablet while breastfeeding?
No. Avoid taking Halidol Tablets during breastfeeding as its active ingredient, called haloperidol, is secreted in the breast milk. It may pass on to the baby and develop side effects.


Can I drive if I have taken Halidol Tablet?
You should avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may produce sleepiness and loss of alertness. It may also affect your ability to think and make decisions.


Can I consume alcohol with the Halidol Tablet?
Drinking alcohol while taking Halidol Tablets may cause excessive sleepiness and loss of alertness. Hence, you should avoid taking alcohol with Halidol Tablets.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have heart problems.
  • You have low blood pressure.
  • You have low blood potassium or magnesium levels.
  • You have or had any brain injury.
  • You have breast cancer.
  • You have or had blood-related problems or if your family has any bleeding problems.

Mode of Action of Halidol 1.5 MG

How Does It Work?

The active ingredient of Halidol 1.5mg Tablet is haloperidol. It belongs to a group of medications called conventional antipsychotics (medicines prescribed for managing mental illness). It acts by dec...
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Directions for Use of Halidol 1.5 MG

  • Halidol Tablet must be taken as per the doctor’s prescription.
  • Halidol tablets can be taken with or without food.
  • Make sure to swallow the Halidol Tablet as a whole and do not chew, crush or break it.
  • Halidol tablets must be taken at the same time as per prescription.
  • Do not change the dose or frequency of taking Halidol Tablet without consulting your doctor.
  • Do not stop taking Halidol Tablet on your own, and continue taking it as long as your doctor recommends.

Interactions of Halidol 1.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Halidol 1.5mg Tablet must not be taken with medicines used for heart problems such as amiodarone, ibutilide, quinidine and sotalol, as it may cause the heart problems to increase and become worse.
  • Avoid taking Halidol Tablets with medicines for depression such as citalopram and escitalopram, as it may worsen the heart condition and also produce symptoms of an overdose of haloperidol like sleepi...
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  • Medicines for nausea and vomiting like dolasetron; medicine to lower blood pressure such as bepridil; painkiller such as methadone, must not be taken with Halidol tablet as it may cause problems in th...
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Interactions with food items

  • Halidol Tablets may interact with St. John’s Wort, a herbal medication for the management of depression, to produce suppression of your brain’s activity and even coma.

Storage and disposal of Halidol 1.5 MG

Store Halidol Tablets in a dry place, away from sunlight, at room temperature, away from the reach of children. It must be disposed of as biomedical waste so that it is out of reach of children and ca...
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Dosage of Halidol 1.5 MG


Symptoms of an overdose of Halidol Tablet include breathing difficulties, weakness or stiffness in the muscles, uncontrollable shaking of the body, excessive sleep, and unconsciousness. If you have...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if the time is for the next dose, avoid taking the missed dose and continue with the scheduled dose. Taking a doub...
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Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I stop taking Halidol Tablets?

A: Do not stop taking Halidol Tablets on your own without consulting your doctor as it may cause sleeping disturbances, nausea, vomiting, and inability to control abnormal body movements

Q: Can I give Halidol Tablets to children?

A: Halidol Tablets are prescribed to children by a doctor to control behavioural problems like hyperactivity and aggression. However, it is not to be given to children below six years of age as the safety and efficacy of haloperidol is unknown in children below 6 years.

Q: What other precautions should I take while taking Halidol Tablets?

A: Halidol Tablets may cause dizziness and fainting while getting up from bed from a lying position. Hence, precaution must be taken to stand slowly. If you are an older person, take Halidol only as prescribed by your doctor and do not start this medicine on your own as it can be fatal.
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