A nurse on the psychiatric unit is caring for a patient with schizophrenia. The patient is receiving scheduled doses 3 times daily of haloperidol (Haldol) 10 mg by mouth. The nurse knows that haloperidol is used in patients with schizophrenia to treat which of the following? 


• Haloperidol (Haldol) is used in the treatment of patients with schizophrenia to treat symptoms of agitation, psychosis, delusions, and hallucinations.

• Haloperidol may be given by mouth 2-to-3 times daily or as a depot injection by IM once every 4 weeks.

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