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U.S. Haldol Shortage - Plans?


#42

Do you have enough Haldol until Dec 6, or will you be out by then? I really hate that they won’t squeeze you in sooner. It’s obviously an emergency!


#43

I think my Haldol will last till Dec 6. I may not have enough to cross taper with another med though, and if the next med makes my face twitch as the last med change from Haldol did, I probably won’t have enough to get stable on the Haldol again as I did before while waiting for another appointment 3 weeks away. That’s why I changed psychiatrists to this one. My last one didn’t respond to my face twitching, as I recall.


#44

What the hell?! How could they not respond to that? You really need a good pdoc!

Any of us could easily end up in the hospital without our meds. We know there is a shortage now while we still have part of a previous prescription. We are trying to plan ahead. Why are we the only ones who are treating this as seriously as it deserves?!


#45

I guess I got lucky in getting mine. I would just call around to many different pharmacies though and see who has it in pill dosages that would work then have your doctor send the script to the best pharmacy. Since it may be in shortage go for a 90 day supply. You could probably get a good price for it too through goodrx.


#46

I’ll try to remember to check in to let you know that I’m ok. Other than that, though, I’m going to try to stop posting on this site for a while. These medication shortages have gotten me in a bad mood about the pharmaceutical and psychiatric industries, and I don’t think I can be as positive about them as I’d like to be right now.


#47

That’s totally understandable. I will definitely look for you, especially closer to Dec 6, to hopefully see that you’re still okay though!


#48

@AberrantSalienc How did your appointment go? Were you able to come up with a good solution? I’ve been worried about you.


#49

In a worst case scenario they could give you Thorazine, or a drug derived from Thorazine. There are a number of them.


#50

Wow, I just found out of this. I’m glad I’m not currently residing in the US. I just picked up 4 months supply of Haldol here in Thailand.


#51

My pharmacy never has latuda so I went back to old pharmacy. Good luck.


#52

Thanks for your concern. I asked my psychiatrist to prescribe Haldol oral solution, and my pharmacy dispensed a small amount. Hopefully, they won’t run out of oral solution before Mylan catches up on tablets. We’ll see, I guess.


#53

Thank goodness you got your meds! I hope you can ride it out on the oral solution until the Mylan shortage ends. thanks for the reply, I’ve been thinking about you.


#54

Hi all, just signed up for this forum despite having bipolar disorder and not schizophrenia. I am on 4mg of Haldol and it keeps me from getting manic, so I’m very concerned about the shortage. I checked with 6 pharmacies including my health insurance pharmacy which is nationwide, and all were out of all haldol. I finally found one weird independent pharmacy with one 2mg bottle left and snatched it up. I have 50 days until it runs out. I’m really tempted to order online from Canada, but am scared of how sketchy the websites seem. Anyone else thinking of going this route? I’m the sole breadwinner in my family, and don’t want to risk the episode that could come with switching meds.


#55

I should start selling Haldol from Thailand. I wonder if I could ship it in the mail


#56

Ativan is short as well in Canada right now. Still waiting for the pharmacy to call about my refill being ready.


#57

Now, there is a pharmacy glitch on my oral solution prescription! My psychiatrist prescribed an 8 month supply, 120 milliliters, and they only filled 15 milliliters, a 1 month supply. Now, they are refusing to refill the rest. They indicate there was some kind of record keeping glitch that they need to fix.

I’m beginning to wonder if I can sue a pharmacy for a record keeping mistake that causes mental, emotional, or monetary damage. Maybe I should ask my lawyer about that. If I lose my job over this, that would be monetary damage.


#58

I hope you get your Ativan as prescribed. :frowning:

It seems like things are falling apart a bit in the generic prescription drug world, doesn’t it?


#59

Were they out of Haldol oral solution, also? I’m having trouble getting my pharmacy to refill my prescription for oral solution.


#60

Wow, this is scary. I thought haldol would be always around. What is the cause? Is it temporary?


#61

From what I gather, it seems like Sandoz stopped making the low dose tablets and Mylan indicates it will take until March of 2019 for resupply.