There really aren’t any options other than to switch to something else. I have about 45 of the 20 mg tablets to work with as far as tapering. I can get them down to 5s with my pillcutter if need be.
i REALLY don’t want to switch, as I am relatively stable on Haldol but i simply don’t have enough left to last until the shortage is over. I’ll start a low dose of the new med on Wednesday or Thursday and go from there.
It really ticks me off because I’ve been paying a small fortune for generic Haldol as it is. I looked at my pharmacy receipts yesterday - paid $33.52 for 45 Haloperidol 20 mg in July, $50.44 in August, and started paying $135 in Sept. Guess it was already in short supply then but I didn’t know it yet.
@Rosenthal i’m so sorry you are going to have to risk your job over this! Med changes are not easy at all and it’s especially criminal that you have go through it when you’ve been compliant and stable. At least I am on disability. Please come back up here if you need support. I’m going to keep my other thread going too because it’s important to follow through and show what happens when there is a med shortage. Start your own thread for support if you need to!