Pimoz 2 Tablet

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Pimoz 2 Tablet Information

Pimoz 2 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Tourette Syndrome. The alternative uses of Pimoz 2 Tablet have also been explained below.

The optimal dosage of Pimoz 2 Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

The most common side effects of Pimoz 2 Tablet are Constipation, Blurred vision. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Pimoz 2 Tablet as well, which are listed below. Usually, these side effects of Pimoz 2 Tablet go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Pimoz 2 Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Severe while nursing. Further, the section on Pimoz 2 Tablet related warnings talks about Pimoz 2 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Pimoz 2 Tablet can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Pimoz 2 Tablet in conditions like Tardive Dyskinesia, Dementia. Some other conditions that can be affected by Pimoz 2 Tablet are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug interactions for Pimoz 2 Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Pimoz 2 Tablet, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Pimoz 2 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Pimoz 2 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Pimoz 2 Tablet 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

Pimoz 2 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Pimoz 2 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Pimoz. It is best to stop taking Pimoz immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Pimoz 2 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


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

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Pimoz 2 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Pimoz rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Pimoz 2 Tablet on the Liver?


    Pimoz may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Pimoz 2 Tablet on the Heart?


    Pimoz may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Pimoz 2 Tablet with Other Drugs

Pimoz 2 Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe



Pimoz 2 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Pimoz 2 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Pimoz 2 Tablet

  • Is this Pimoz 2 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Pimoz 2 Tablet has not been reported.

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


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Pimoz 2 Tablet. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Pimoz 2 Tablet only on doctor's advice.

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


    Pimoz 2 Tablet has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

    Yes

Pimoz 2 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Pimoz 2 Tablet


    When consumed with certain foods, Pimoz 2 Tablet may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Pimoz 2 Tablet


    Taking Pimoz 2 Tablet with alcohol can have severely harmful 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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