Haloperidol Shortage: Compounding Options and Backorder Status
Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy, LLC, a PCAB (Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board) accredited compounding pharmacy, has secured haloperidol or it’s better-known name Haldol® powder for compounding during the current drug shortage.
Compounding Availability During Haloperidol Shortage
We are able to compound in any strength and can customize to the many fillers we have available to us, including microcrystalline cellulose (Avicel®), Loxoral®, ascorbic acid, and many other fillers. Our pharmacists can review any allergy or dietary concerns, should that consultation be necessary.
Haloperidol has a long and interesting history in drug development, being first discovered in 1958 by Paul Janssen and the drug has been on the World Health Organization’s list of Essential Medicines, being designated as both safe and effective for its main use as an antipsychotic medication. Additionally, haloperidol is used in bipolar disease, schizophrenia, agitation, and to reduce tics in Tourette’s Syndrome. Pavilion’s pharmacists also utilize haloperidol in a highly effective transdermal cream. Haloperidol is often combined with lorazepam and diphenhydramine, commonly known as ABH, for use in oncology to reduce nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy/radiation. ABH cream is also used in extremely agitated patients, where oral administration is not an option.
Our state-of-the-art laboratory uses the latest equipment for powder blending, thus ensuring a complete uniform mixture, important for assuring mixing on lower doses. This is accomplished by using our RAM (resonant acoustic mixer) that uses both vibration and sound waves to provide powder blends with reproducible accuracy. Our laboratory also utilizes the Mazerustar Mixer offering an additional level of technology to provide the most advanced use of formulation mixing in the pharmacy compounding industry. The “Maz” provides a unique planetary motion (rotation + revolution) for high-quality formulations of all types, including powders, creams, liquids, and bases requiring melting for our troche and chewable formulations for both animals and humans.
Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy, located in Atlanta, GA, has 6 pharmacists on staff that are knowledgeable in the art and science of Pharmaceutical Compounding. Our pharmacists can guide you and your prescriber to make haloperidol available.
Our pharmacy accepts prescriptions via electronic format (e-scribe), faxes (404-350-5640), verbal orders, or orders left on voice mail. Our commitment to our patients is paramount and we strive to provide timely service, within one business days.
Contact us today or view our contact information below:
Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy, LLC
3200 Downwood Circle NW, Suite 210