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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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. Janice Alexander
15 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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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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Dr. James Dukelow
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Orap (Definition)

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