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An antipsychotic drug, C28H29F2N3O, used in the management of Tourette syndrome.

[pi(peridine) + moz- (shortening and alteration of imidazole) + -ide.]
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Noun1.pimozide - the most commonly used diphenylbutyl piperidine
diphenylbutyl piperidine - a group of antipsychotic drugs used mainly in the treatment of schizophrenia
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It is contraindicated in patients receiving pimozide or ergot alkaloids.
It has been noticed that lioridazine prolongs the QTc interval the longest, followed by pimozide and haloperidol.
Possible interaction between fluoxetine and pimozide causing sinus bradycardia.
(14) Pimozide is argued as equally effective and safer in the treatment of "Morgellon's Disease" later in the year by the Archives of Dermatology.
Identification and characterization of human cytochrome P450 isoforms interacting with pimozide. J Pharmacol Exp Ther.
Conventional therapy includes neuroleptic drugs such as haloperidol or pimozide. The results of the present study suggest that omega-3 fatty acids can improve tic-related problems in children and adolescents with this difficult-to-treat condition.
Dopamine-receptor blocking drugs such as haloperidol, pimozide, and fluphenazine are the most effective treatment for tics (20) (SOR: B).
The remaining patients were treated with clozapine, haloperidol, pimozide, or aripiprazole.
Meanwhile, he benefited from aripiprazole and his behavioral symptoms resolved substantially without emerging an epileptic seizure, but we could not keep up the treatment because his parents requested the discontinuation of aripiprazole due to the severity of enuresis, thus, we ceased aripiprazole a week after the beginning and decided to switch to pimozide.
According to a preliminary finding in the current online issue of the International Journal of Cancer, the anti-psychotic drug, pimozide, kills lung, breast and brain cancer cells in in-vitro laboratory experiments.