Pimozide is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain.

Pimozide is used to suppress the motor and phonic tics associated with Tourette’s disorder.

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  • More common
    Difficulty with speaking
    dizziness or fainting
    fast or irregular heartbeat
    lack of facial expression
    loss of balance control
    mood or behavior changes
    restlessness or need to keep moving
    shuffling walk
    slowed movements
    stiffness of the arms and legs
    swelling or soreness of the breasts (less common in males)
    trembling and shaking of the fingers and hands
    unusual secretion of milk (rare in males)
    Less common or rare
    Difficulty with swallowing
    inability to move the eyes
    increased blinking or spasms of the eyelid
    lip smacking or puckering
    menstrual changes
    muscle spasms, especially of the face, neck, or back
    puffing of the cheeks
    rapid or worm-like movements of the tongue
    skin rash and itching
    sore throat and fever
    swelling of the face
    uncontrolled chewing movements
    uncontrolled movements of the neck, trunk, arms, or legs, including twisting movements
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusual facial expressions or body positions
    yellow eyes or skin
    Rare
    Convulsions (seizures)
    difficult or unusually fast breathing
    fast heartbeat or irregular pulse
    fever (high)
    high or low (irregular) blood pressure
    increased sweating
    loss of bladder control
    muscle stiffness (severe)
    If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking pimozide, get emergency help immediately:

    Symptoms of overdose
    Coma
    dizziness (severe)
    muscle trembling, jerking, or stiffness (severe)
    troubled breathing (severe)
    uncontrolled movements (severe)
    Some pimozide side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

    More common
    Blurred vision or other vision problems
    constipation
    dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting when getting up from a lying or sitting position
    drowsiness
    dryness of the mouth
    skin discoloration
    Less common
    Decreased sexual ability
    diarrhea
    headache
    loss of appetite and weight
    mental depression
    nausea and vomiting
    tiredness or weakness
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