Information about Pimozide

Pimozide Uses

Pimozide is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.

How Pimozide works

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

Common side effects of Pimozide

Sleepiness, Dryness in mouth, Weight gain, Constipation, Dizziness, Decreased appetite, Extrapyramidal symptoms, Sedation
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Expert advice for Pimozide

  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • Get regular blood tests to monitor the levels of electrolytes (salts such as potassium and magnesium) in your blood as suggested by your doctor.
  • Regularly get your heart function monitored as suggested by your doctor.
  • It may increase your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Pimozide can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms such as high fever, sweating, muscle stiffness, and faster breathing. These may be due to a rare side effect known as a neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
  • Do not stop taking Pimozide without talking to your doctor first as it may cause a worsening of symptoms.
     

Frequently asked questions for Pimozide

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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