BNF changes the dose of Haloperidol
The BNF is updated every month and the latest version is available online at www.bnf.org
Recently, the BNF changed the recommended daily dose for haloperidol from 30mg to 20mg orally and from 18mg to 12mg intramuscularly. This was done because the manufacturer has reduced the licensed dose. For patients treated under the Mental Health Act, it is essential that their MHA treatment forms are amended without delay to take account of the BNF dose changes.