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Drug information on Mozep (Pimozide) from Intas Pharmaceutical Ltd.

Mozep

  Capsule/ Tablet
Intas Pharmaceutical Ltd.
Generic : Pimozide
 42.50
4mg
10

Drug Name : Pimozide

Pimozide(Orap) generic Mozep is a tranquilizer, prescribed for tourette syndrome and resistant tics. It blocks the action of dopamine.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Mozep may be prescribed


Side effects of Mozep

   Body as a Whole : Headache.

   Gastrointestinal : Dry mouth, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, belching, increased thirsty and appetite.

   Endocrine : Menstrual disorder and breast secretions.

   Musculoskeletal : Muscle cramps and muscle tightness.

   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness, sedation, sleeplessness, dizziness, weakness, rigidity, speech disorder, handwriting change, depression, excitement and nervousness.

   Eye : Visual disturbances, taste change, sensitivity to light and black spots.

   Genitourinary : Impotence.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Child- Dose of 0.05 mg/kg once at bedtime. The dose may be increased every third day to a maximum of 0.2 mg/kg not to exceed 10 mg/day.
Adult- 0.2 mg/kg per day, or 10 mg/day. Doses greater than 0.2 mg/kg/day or 10 mg/day are not recommended.

How to use Mozep?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Mozep not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with simple tics, who are taking pemoline, methylphenidate, amphetamines, celexa or lexapro, CNS depression and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Mozep

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of seizures, an abnormal electroencephalogram (EEG), neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), alcohol abuse, or depression, irregular heart beat, heart, liver or kidney disease, enlarged prostate, increased eye pressure, low blood pressure, decrease in white blood cells, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

Other Precautions for Mozep

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Mozep

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.


Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.



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