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Pimozide

Pimozide Information

Pimozide Benefits & Uses

Pimozide is used to treat the following -

Pimozide Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Pimozide

Pimozide

Pimozide Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Pimozide is used -

  1. Orthostatic Hypotension (Sudden Lowering of Blood Pressure on Standing)
  2. Dry Mouth Severe
  3. Constipation सामान्य
  4. Dystonia दुर्लभ
  5. Akathisia
  6. Abnormal voluntary movements
  7. Blurred vision
  8. Nausea or vomiting
  9. Dry eyes
  10. Drowsiness
  11. Rash
  12. Weight Loss
  13. Headache Mild

Pimozide Related Warnings

Is the use of Pimozide safe for pregnant women?

Pimozide can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Pimozide, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Is the use of Pimozide safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Pimozide. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

Severe

What is the effect of Pimozide on the Kidneys?

Pimozide has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Pimozide on the Liver?

Pimozide has very mild side effects on the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Pimozide on the Heart?

Pimozide has very mild side effects on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Pimozide with Other Drugs

Pimozide should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Pimozide Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Pimozide unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Tardive Dyskinesia
  2. Parkinson's Disease
  3. Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate)
  4. Calcium Deficiency
  5. Potassium Deficiency
  6. Liver Disease
  7. Dementia
  8. Neutropenia

Frequently asked Questions about Pimozide

Is this Pimozide habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Pimozide has not been reported.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Pimozide, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Pimozide can make you drowsy.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Yes, but consume Pimozide only on doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, in many cases, taking Pimozide can help with mental disorders.

Yes

Pimozide Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Pimozide

Taking Pimozide with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

Mild

Interaction between Alcohol and Pimozide

Consumption of alcohol and Pimozide together may have severe effects on your health.

Severe
This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Orap® (Pimozide)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 440,441