haloperidol (Haldol)

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Do I need a prescription for Haldol (haloperidol)?

Yes

Why is Haldol (haloperidol) prescribed to patients?

Haldol is used for treating schizophrenia, acute psychosis, and for tics and vocal utterances of Tourette's syndrome.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/4/2016

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