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Does haloperidol interact with other medications and food?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

If you are taking an anticholinergic drug, an anti-Parkinson drug, azelastine nasal spray, chlorpromazine, conivaptan, dabrafenib, eluxadoline, enzalutamide, fusidic acid, idelalisib, ivabradine, orphenadrine, paraldehyde, potassium chloride in solid form, thalidomide, or thioridazine, haloperidol can lead to side effects and should be avoided.

If you are taking metoprolol, topiramate, a central nervous system depressant, lithium, methylphenidate, metoclopramide, metyrosine, mirabegron, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, an opioid, or a serotonin reuptake inhibitor, haloperidol may not be a good option for you.

If you are taking a drug that prolongs the QTc interval, haloperidol can lead to serious side effects.

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