Haloperidol: Haldol (Antipsychotic)

Haloperidol: Haldol (Antipsychotic)

Generic Name

haloperidol

Trade Name

Haldol

Indication

Schizophrenia, mania, aggressive and agitated patient

Action

Alters the effect of dopamine

Therapeutic Class

Antipsychotic

Pharmacologic Class

butyrophenones

Nursing Considerations

extrapyramidal symptoms, tardive dyskinesia
use caution in QT prolongation
may cause seizures, constipation, dry mouth, agranulosytosis
assess for hallucinations
monitor hemodynamics
monitor for . . .