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Atarap 2 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Atarap Tablet

Atarap Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Abnormality of voluntary movements
  • Weight gain
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Urinary retention
  • Constipation
  • Abnormal vision
  • Tremor

How to use Atarap Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Atarap 2 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Atarap Tablet works

Atarap 2 mg Tablet is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Atarap Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Atarap 2 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Atarap 2 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Atarap 2 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Atarap 2 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Atarap 2 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Atarap 2 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Atarap 2 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atarap 2 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Take precautions as neuroleptic malignant syndrome (characterized by extreme body temperature, muscle rigidity, altered mental status) and tardive dyskinesia (disorder resulting in involuntary, repetitive body movements) has been reported with the long term use of pimozide.
  • If you have a history of a clinically significant low white blood cell or drug induced leukopenia/neutropenia (low white blood cell), you should have your complete blood count (CBC) monitored frequently during the first few months of therapy.
  • Use with caution if you are receiving anticonvulsant medication, with a history of seizures, or with EEG abnormalities.
  • Your blood electrolyte level (magnesium, potassium) should be regularly monitored.
  • Inform your doctor if you have heart problems or a history of irregular heartbeat, liver or kidney problems, a bowel obstruction, an enlarged prostate, or glaucoma, severe diarrhea, difficulty urinating, or high or low blood pressure.
  • Do not change your dose or stop taking pimozide, even if you are feeling well, as this may worsen your symptoms.
  • Use of pimozide may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision; it is advisable to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery under such circumstances till you feel fine.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol when receiving treatment with pimozide, as it may worsen the side effects.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Atarap with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Ketozoe, Ketazol
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Fungis
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Psycool, Proparise
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tremash, Tropidol, Dolfi
SERIOUS

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FAQs

Q. How does Atarap work?

Atarap is an antipsychotic that acts by altering the effect of a chemical (dopamine), thereby, decreasing abnormal activity in the brain.

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References
  1. Stahl SM, editor. Pimozide. In: Stahl's Essential Pschopharmacology: Prescriber's Guide. 5th ed. New York, New York: Cambridge University Press; 2014. pp. 541-45.
  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. p. 1122.
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