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Orap Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is pimozide (Orap)?
- What are the possible side effects of pimozide (Orap)?
- What is the most important information I should know about pimozide (Orap)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking pimozide (Orap)?
- How should I take pimozide (Orap)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Orap)?
- What happens if I overdose (Orap)?
- What should I avoid while taking pimozide (Orap)?
- What other drugs will affect pimozide (Orap)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Orap)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Orap)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include some of the serious side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while taking pimozide (Orap)?
Pimozide may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of pimozide.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with pimozide and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Avoid eating or drinking grapefruit products while taking this medication.
What other drugs will affect pimozide (Orap)?
Before using pimozide, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for depression or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by pimozide.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- ciprofloxacin (Cipro), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ofloxacin (Floxin);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax);
- lidocaine (Xylocaine);
- methoxsalen (Oxsoralen, Uvadex, 8-Mop);
- mexiletine (Mexitil);
- thiabendazole (Mintezol); or
- medicine to treat or prevent seizures.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with pimozide. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about pimozide.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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