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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Pimozide (Overview)

Pimozide is a high strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug for psychosis (psychiatric drug).


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Is it ok to take pimozide while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to take pimozide while breastfeeding?

No: A breastfeeding woman usually should not take Pimozide unless her doctors have looked at her medical and psychiatric situation, and they have decided that the benefits of her taking the Pimozide outweigh the risks of her living without Pimozide and trying to care for the baby. So, the usual answer is "no" to taking Pimozide while breastfeeding, but there cases where the answer would be "yes". ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
16 doctors shared insights

Pimozide (Overview)

Pimozide is a high strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug for psychosis (psychiatric drug).


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Will the side effect akathisia go away if I stop orap (pimozide)?

Will the side effect akathisia go away if I stop orap (pimozide)?

Akathesia: Akathesia can be caused by many drugs likehaldol, ssris, effexor, (venlafaxine) Dopamine blockers, antihistamines, opoids, coccaine, and barbiturate withdrawl, amphetamines and caffiene&tobacco, benzodiazepine and alcohol withdawl, and serotonin syndrome. But I do not know what you mean by orap. ...Read more

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Effects of orap (pimozide)?

Orap (pimozide): It is used for more serious cases of tourette's syndrome. ...Read more

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How long does orap (pimozide) take to start working?

How long does orap (pimozide) take to start working?

Varies: Depends on the individual and what condition it is 'working' on. It is not as commonly used as the newer neuroleptic drugs, but, in general, such medications may take several weeks to adequately titrate dose and assess response in an outpatient setting. In the controlled, 24-hour nursing environment of a hospital, titration can be faster. ...Read more

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Could it be that I cannot orgasm because of taking orap (pimozide)?

Could it be that I cannot orgasm because of taking orap (pimozide)?

Yes: Orap (pimozide) can cause side effects including sexual dysfunction such as anorgasmia. Usually the problem goes away when you stop the orap. Do not stop your medication without checking with your doctor! ...Read more

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Despite all the side effects/warnings, is Orap (pimozide) generally well tolerated/safe?

Yes.: When prescribed properly, it is safe and well-tolerated. You are wise to understand that all the warnings may be important in that you should be informed, but they can be off-putting in distorting the overall picture. ...Read more

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What sleeping medications are safe to take with orap (pimozide)?

What sleeping medications are safe to take with orap (pimozide)?

First question: Is why you have insomnia. That needs a good assessment. Can be caused by depression, anxiety, situational stress, all which should be addressed first. In general, pimozide in low doses is a pretty safe medication. Once you've discussed and eliminated underlying causes of insomnia, sleep hygiene is the next step. If you're ultimately diagnosed with a primary insomnia, there are a number of tacks. ...Read more

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Will the side effect akathisia go away if I stop orap (pimozide)?

Akathesia: Akathesia can be caused by many drugs likehaldol, ssris, effexor, (venlafaxine) Dopamine blockers, antihistamines, opoids, coccaine, and barbiturate withdrawl, amphetamines and caffiene&tobacco, benzodiazepine and alcohol withdawl, and serotonin syndrome. But I do not know what you mean by orap. ...Read more

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I can't take trichotillomania medication orap (pimozide) in combination with my other meds. Any ideas for a substitution? It was the only 1 that worked for me.

I can't take trichotillomania medication orap (pimozide) in combination with my other meds. Any ideas for a substitution?  It was the only 1 that worked for me.

Try nutrition: Psychological disorders often are made worse by poor nutrition. There are a couple of things worth trying. First eat a diet high in coconut oil and low in carbs to reach a ketototic state. Next try a supplement called nac at a dose of 2 grams per day. The nac reduces glutamate in your brain, and remember that your brain is 60% fat so if you eat a low fat diet you starve it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take pimozide while breastfeeding?

No: A breastfeeding woman usually should not take Pimozide unless her doctors have looked at her medical and psychiatric situation, and they have decided that the benefits of her taking the Pimozide outweigh the risks of her living without Pimozide and trying to care for the baby. So, the usual answer is "no" to taking Pimozide while breastfeeding, but there cases where the answer would be "yes". ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pimozide allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Pimozide allergy?

Pimozide allergy: Pimozide is an antipsychotic that has been used in the treatment of tics in Tourette syndrome. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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I started taking orap (pimozide) for my tics but it wanted dose without getting side effects?

I started taking orap (pimozide) for my tics but it wanted dose without getting side effects?

Talk to your Dr.: No medication is completely without risk of side effects, unfortunately. However, if your side effects are intolerable, please talk to your doctor. It's possible that you may need a different dose or even a different medication. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Orap allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Orap allergy?

Orap allergy: Orap (pimozide) is an antipsychotic medication used to decrease motor /phonic tics with Tourette's disorder. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Orap (Definition)

Orap is a high strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug ...Read more