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Haloperidol ... - page 2

I had an acutely psychotic patient with an order for IV Haloperidol.... I went to the pyxis...selected haloperidol lactate...it dispensed the med. In reading the vial, it stated "FOR IM... Read More

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    The manufacturer is covering his butt by putting IM only on the vial. The hospital is covering their butt by making policies in regards to Haldol IV. And yet I still see nurses give Haldol IV "cause thats what the MD ordered" "the Pharmacist said it was OK". Protect yourself, always.

    I don't think off label use would be a consideration for this route override issue. Therapeutic effect/desired effect is the same just more timely IV. Risk vs. benefit, how much risk are you willing to take?