Interaction of Pimozide with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Pimozide Interactions with Food and Herbs
Grapefruit and Juice:
Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice with pimozide as they interact with pimozide and may affect the amount of drug absorbed from the digestive tract.
Pimozide Interactions with Alcohol
When alcohol interacts with pimozide, it can worsen the side effects of the drug.
How to Take the Medication -
Pimozide is available in the form of a tablet to take by mouth. Take the medicine preferably at bedtime. The initial dose may be low and will be increased gradually. Once your condition is stable, your doctor may reduce the dose. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor even if you feel well.