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Composition FOR R ZEP

Pimozide(2 mg)

food interaction for R ZEP

alcohol interaction for R ZEP

pregnancy interaction for R ZEP

lactation interaction for R ZEP

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alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take R zep 2mg tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid R zep 2mg tablet with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
R zep 2mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
R zep 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.
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    Pimozide(2 mg)

    Uses

    R zep 2mg tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia

    How it works

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

    Common side effects

    Sleepiness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Dry mouth, Abnormality of voluntary movements, Parkinsonism, Weight gain, Akathisia, Dystonia, Constipation, Abnormal vision

    SUBSTITUTES FOR R ZEP

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      Rs. 8.89/tablet
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    Expert advice FOR R ZEP

    • 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 R ZEP

    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 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)