Pimozide is a dopamine antagonist with the antipsychotic property. This active component selectively inhibits type 2 dopaminergic receptors in the central nervous system so as to decrease the dopamine neurotransmission. It also reduces the occurrence of motor and vocal tics and delusions of parasitosis. This active agent antagonizes alpha-adrenergic and 5-HT2 receptors. It is an antipsychotic used largely in the treatment of Tourette syndrome.
Class of Drugs – Antipsychotic drug
Molecular Formula – C28H29F2N3O
Molecular Weight - 461.5 g/mol
Working: This mentioned medicine is an antipsychotic drug that works by reducing the activity of a natural substance like dopamine in the brain. It should not be used for mild symptoms. Pimozide only is used if symptoms induce severe problems in everyday life.
Uses: This given medication is indicated to decrease uncontrolled movements or outbursts of words/sounds induced by Tourette syndrome. Pimozide reduces the activity of a natural substance in the brain.
This medicine can be used to treat a certain mental/mood disorder. It can increase the risk of serious, possibly fatal side effects like heart failure, fast/irregular heartbeat, pneumonia when used by older adults with dementia. It is not approved for the treatment of dementia-related behavior problems.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Given active antipsychotic drug is used in a popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Orap: 2 mg and 4 mg
Do not eat grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while consuming this medication. It can increase the amount of this drug in the bloodstream.