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Orap tablets 4mg 100 pack

Orap tablets 4mg 100 pack

£34.93

Availability: In stock

Manufacturer: Janssen-Cilag

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Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.

Ingredients

  • PIMOZIDE 4mg

How do I take/use this medicine?

Take Pimozide exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

You may need to take Pimozide for some time before the full benefits can be felt. Do not be discouraged if you do not feel better soon after taking the medicine. Pimozide must be taken regularly for it to work properly. Continue taking it even when you feel well.

Do not stop taking Pimozide unless your doctor has decided that you can stop. If Pimozide is stopped suddenly, you may feel unwell or your condition may worsen. When your doctor decides that you do not need Pimozide anymore, he will usually reduce your dose slowly. Follow the doctor's instructions carefully.

You may take Pimozide with or without food. Take it at the same time everyday.

What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you suffer from any of these conditions:

- epilepsy (fits)
- liver disease
- heart disease
- kidney disease
- thyroid disease
- a tumour of the adrenal gland known as phaeochromocytoma
- low levels of potassium in the blood

Pimozide may affect the ability of your body to adjust to temperature changes in the environment. Avoid exposure to very cold or very hot environments. Avoid strenuous exercise and activities like going to the sauna. Drink more water to prevent dehydration.

If you are taking Pimozide for a prolonged period of time, you will need to have regular ECG (electrocardiogram) and blood tests done. Your doctor will advise you about how often you need to have these tests.

If you are going for an operation, including minor operations and dental work, inform your doctor or dentist that you are being treated with Pimozide.

When should I not use this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Pimozide. It is important that you do not become pregnant while being treated with Pimozide. Use effective birth control methods.

Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Pimozide.

Alert your doctor if you have any of these conditions:

- irregular, unusually fast or slow heartbeat
- recent heart attack
- any other kind of heart disease
- Parkinson's disease
- depression

Alert your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines:

- sleeping pills
- antidepressants such as fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine, escitalopram, citalopram, nefazodone, amitriptyline, maprotiline
- other psychiatric medicines such as chlorpromazine, haloperidol, thioridazine, sertindole
- antiviral medication such as saquinavir, ritonavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, amprenavir, atazanavir, delavirdine, pentamidine
- antifungal medication such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, fluconazole, miconazole
- malaria drugs such as mefloquine, quinine, chloroquine, halofantrine
- antibiotics such as erythromycin, clarithromycin, azithromycin, troleandomycin
- medicines which affect heart rhythm such as amiodarone, quinidine, sotalol, procainamide, dofetilide, disopyramide, bretylium
- hay fever medicines such as terfenadine, astemizole
- stomach medicines such as cisapride, domperidone
- diuretics ("water pills") such as bumetanide, chlorthalidone, frusemide, indapamide

Pimozide is not suitable for elderly people with mood or behavioural problems that are related to dementia.

Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?

Avoid alcohol.

Avoid grapefruit juice.

Why do I need this medicine?

Pimozide is used to treat schizophrenia. It helps to relieve symptoms common in schizophrenia, such as distorted thinking and emotional instability.

Pimozide is also used to treat Tourette's syndrome, a condition in which there are involuntary movements or sounds, known as "tics". Tourette's syndrome may occur on its own or together with other conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety or depression. Pimozide helps to calm the brain so that it is less easily excited into producing "tics".

Pimozide may also be used to treat other conditions such as paranoid psychosis.

What side effects could I experience?

Pimozide may make you drowsy or dizzy, especially in the first few weeks of treatment. If you feel drowsy or dizzy, or if Pimozide causes your vision to become blurred, do not drive or take part in any activities in which you need to be alert or be able to see clearly.

Pimozide may also cause shaky and trembling hands, muscle stiffness, muscle spasm and problems with coordinating your movements. These side effects may be more common during the first few days of therapy. Alert your doctor if any of these side effects occur.

Other common side effects with Pimozide include dry mouth, difficulty sleeping, anxiety, constipation, nausea, stomach pain, excessive sweating, problems passing urine and headache. Inform your doctor if these side effects become severe or refuse to go away.

Other side effects are less common but may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor immediately if you develop any of these symptoms:
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- any kind of rash or allergic reaction
- muscle spasms or uncontrolled muscle movements of your body or face, such as sticking out of the tongue, smacking of the lips
- drooling
- uncontrollable urge to move constantly or an inability to sit still
- epileptic fits
- excessive drowsiness, dizziness or if you faint

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Can I take/use this with other medicines?

Alert your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines:

- sleeping pills
- antidepressants such as fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine, escitalopram, citalopram, nefazodone, amitriptyline, maprotiline
- other psychiatric medicines such as chlorpromazine, haloperidol, thioridazine, sertindole
- antiviral medication such as saquinavir, ritonavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, amprenavir, atazanavir, delavirdine, pentamidine
- antifungal medication such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, fluconazole, miconazole
- malaria drugs such as mefloquine, quinine, chloroquine, halofantrine
- antibiotics such as erythromycin, clarithromycin, azithromycin, troleandomycin
- medicines which affect heart rhythm such as amiodarone, quinidine, sotalol, procainamide, dofetilide, disopyramide, bretylium
- hay fever medicines such as terfenadine, astemizole
- stomach medicines such as cisapride, domperidone, metoclopramide
- diuretics ("water pills") such as bumetanide, chlorthalidone, frusemide, indapamide
- strong painkillers such as opioids (e.g. morphine, codeine)
- epilepsy (fits) medicines such as phenytoin, carbamazepine or phenobarbitone
- levodopa (medicine for Parkinson's disease)
- high blood pressure medicines such as nifedipine, amlodipine, verapamil and similar medicines
- diet pills such as sibutramine

Always inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

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