Haloperidol: Risk Groups

Pregnant women:
Even though no unambiguous correlation to malformations or long-term neurological problems have been demonstrated, haloperidol should only be given when the indications are urgent.

Nursing mothers:
Haloperidol is excreted in breast milk: better avoided!

Not recommended before three years of age. Usual daily doses for children: 25 to 50 µg/kg. Between 3 and 12 years: initially 0.5 mg/day, increase slowly and cautiously until therapeutic levels are reached.

Elderly people:
Very cautious dosage is recommended. Initially 0.5 to 1.5 mg/day. Only increase slowly, maximum dose: 2 to 8 mg/day.

Renal failure:
No dose adjustment is necessary.

Liver insufficiency:
Dose reduction is usually recommendable: cautious and individual dosing.

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