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

  1. by   barbyann
    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?