8 doctors weighed in:
Is it ok to take pimozide while breastfeeding?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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".

In brief: 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".
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Pimozide is used to block tics associated with tourette syndrome.
It works by blocking Dopamine in the brain. There is very little information available on it's safety for breastfeeding moms. It is best to avoid taking Pimozide (ask your doctor if there are alternatives) while breastfeeding.

In brief: No
Pimozide is used to block tics associated with tourette syndrome.
It works by blocking Dopamine in the brain. There is very little information available on it's safety for breastfeeding moms. It is best to avoid taking Pimozide (ask your doctor if there are alternatives) while breastfeeding.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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Dr. Ian Cook
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Absence of Data
According to the us fda product labeling "it is not know whether Pimozide is excreted in human milk.
" a recent review article concluded "breastfeeding cannot be currently recommended" for Pimozide http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/23724438.

In brief: Absence of Data
According to the us fda product labeling "it is not know whether Pimozide is excreted in human milk.
" a recent review article concluded "breastfeeding cannot be currently recommended" for Pimozide http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/23724438.
Dr. Ian Cook
Dr. Ian Cook
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Pimozide
If bottle feeding is an option, i would recommend that.

In brief: Pimozide
If bottle feeding is an option, i would recommend that.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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