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My husband was recently taken off haloperidol. What kinds of side effects he can expect?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
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In brief: Depends

There is usually no withdrawal from coming off haldol (haloperidol).
If he was on it a long time at a high dose, it should be tapered to avoid withdrawal dyskinesias = abnormal movements. The biggest concern is relapse of the condition that it was used to treat. It is used to treat major psychiatric conditions which have a high relapse rate and consideration of alternative medications for relapse prevention.

In brief: Depends

There is usually no withdrawal from coming off haldol (haloperidol).
If he was on it a long time at a high dose, it should be tapered to avoid withdrawal dyskinesias = abnormal movements. The biggest concern is relapse of the condition that it was used to treat. It is used to treat major psychiatric conditions which have a high relapse rate and consideration of alternative medications for relapse prevention.
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