A 47-year-old member asked:
can haloperidol be used for opioid withdrawal?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Shukhman answered
31 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not recommended: Haloperidol is an anti-psychotic. It helps people who are agitated from psychosis. Agitation from opioid withdrawal comes from a different source. Haloperidol will help to cloud the consciousness, but will not help symptoms of withdrawal. Clonidine, or even better, lofexidine are more appropriate choices.
Answered on Jul 3, 2020
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