Review: could Haldol cause Pruritus?


Pruritus is found among people who take Haldol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ativan, and have Hypertension . We study 12,687 people who have side effects while taking Haldol from FDA and social media. Among them, 102 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus and more.

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Haldol has active ingredients of haloperidol. It is often used in schizophrenia. (latest outcomes from Haldol 12,938 users)


Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, erythema multiforme, thrombocytopenia, feeling abnormal, diarrhea (latest reports from 109,065 Pruritus patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

12,687 people reported to have side effects when taking Haldol.
Among them, 102 people (0.8%) have Pruritus

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Haldol cause Pruritus?

Time on Haldol when people have Pruritus *:

  • < 1 month: 63.64 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 27.27 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 9.09 %

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Haldol *:

  • female: 62.38 %
  • male: 37.62 %

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Haldol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.39 %
  • 10-19: 1.39 %
  • 20-29: 8.33 %
  • 30-39: 12.5 %
  • 40-49: 30.56 %
  • 50-59: 8.33 %
  • 60+: 37.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (11 people)
  • Pain (10 people)
  • Breast Cancer (10 people)
  • Schizophrenia (7 people)
  • Constipation (6 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ativan (16 people)
  • Zyprexa (15 people)
  • Zofran (15 people)
  • Percocet (15 people)
  • Compazine (15 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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