Pimozide is a typical antipsychotic that is still frequently used. It inhibits the effects of dopamine, a naturally occurring substance, in the brain. Pimozide is prescribed to treat psychosis, schizophrenia and tics.

Pimozide and the benefit of DNA analysis

The rate at which pimozide is processed within your body varies from one individual to another. This means that the efficacy and side effects of pimozide can be predicted to some extent on the basis of your genes. Preventive DNA analysis can therefore be an important tool in optimising your medication.

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