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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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Pimozide (Definition)

Pimozide is a high strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug ...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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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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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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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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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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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need a refill on my medication?

I need a refill on my medication?

So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Levy
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Orap (Definition)

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