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Composition for PIMOZ

Pimozide(2 mg)

food interaction for PIMOZ

alcohol interaction for PIMOZ

pregnancy interaction for PIMOZ

lactation interaction for PIMOZ

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Pimoz 2mg tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Pimoz 2mg tablet with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Pimoz 2mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Pimoz 2mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for PIMOZ

Pimozide(2 mg)

Uses

Pimoz 2mg tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (mental disorder in which patient interpret reality abnormally).

How it works

Pimoz 2mg tablet works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Common side effects

Nervousness, Abnormal vision, Acne-like rash, Restless, Agitation, Altered speech, Behavioual changes, Decreased sexual function, Sleepiness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Altered taste, Increased saliva production, Feeling thirsty, Increased appetite, Lack of facial expression, Muscle rigidity, Uncoordinated body movements, Weakness, Constipation, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice for PIMOZ

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for PIMOZ

Pimozide

Q.How does pimozide work?
Pimozide is an antipsychotic that acts by altering the effect of a chemical (dopamine), thereby, decreasing abnormal activity in the brain.

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Content on this page was last updated on 09 March, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)