Sleepiness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Dryness in mouth, Abnormality of voluntary movements, Parkinsonism, Weight gain, Akathisia, Dystonia, Constipation, Abnormal vision.
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. Pimoz 4mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
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.
Pimoz 4mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pimoz 4mg 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.
Pimoz 4mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Pimoz 4mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Pimoz 4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pimoz 4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Pimoz 4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pimoz 4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.