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Pimide Information

Pimide is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Tourette Syndrome. Pimide also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Pimide. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Pimide also has some side effects, the most common being Constipation, Blurred vision. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Pimide can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Pimide are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Pimide's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. In addition, Pimide's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Pimide related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Tardive Dyskinesia, Dementia must refrain from the use of Pimide since this can cause severe adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Pimide are listed in the contraindications section below.

Additionally, Pimide may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Pimide is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Pimide Benefits & Uses

Pimide is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Pimide Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Schizophrenia
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Schizophrenia
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Tourette Syndrome
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.05 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: dose should be given at bedtime

Pimide Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Pimide safe for pregnant women?


    Pimide can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Pimide, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Pimide safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Pimide. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Pimide on the Kidneys?


    Pimide rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Pimide on the Liver?


    Pimide has very mild side effects on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Pimide on the Heart?


    Pimide has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Pimide with Other Drugs

Pimide should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe



Pimide Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Pimide unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Pimide

  • Is this Pimide habit forming or addictive?


    Pimide does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Pimide. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Pimide only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Yes, taking Pimide can treat mental disorders.

    Yes

Pimide Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Pimide


    Some foods when eaten with Pimide can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Pimide


    Consumption of alcohol and Pimide together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Orap® (Pimozide)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 440,441



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