Pimozide Tablet

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Pimozide Information

Pimozide is an allopathic medicine Secondary and off-label uses of Pimozide have also been mentioned below. The correct dosage of Pimozide depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.



Pimozide Benefits & Uses

Pimozide is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

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.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Schizophrenia
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Schizophrenia
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Tourette Syndrome
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.05 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: dose should be given at bedtime


Pimozide Side Effects

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

Severe

Moderate

  • Orthostatic Hypotension (Sudden Lowering of Blood Pressure on Standing)
  • Akathisia
  • Abnormal voluntary movements
  • Drowsiness

Mild

Common

Pimozide Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Pimozide safe for pregnant women?


    Pimozide can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Pimozide right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

    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?


    Very few cases of side effects of Pimozide on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Pimozide on the Liver?


    Very few cases of side effects of Pimozide on the liver have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Pimozide on the Heart?


    Pimozide may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect 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 -

Severe



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 -



Frequently asked Questions about Pimozide

  • Is this Pimozide habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Pimozide.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Pimozide. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Pimozide is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Yes, Pimozide is useful in treating mental disorders.

    Yes

Pimozide Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Pimozide


    Eating certain foods may increase the time it takes Pimozide to have an effect. You should consult your doctor about it.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Pimozide


    Consuming Pimozide with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Orap® (Pimozide)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 440,441



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