Orap

(pimozide)

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Treats tics that happen with Tourette syndrome.

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Our bottom line

Orap (pimozide) can be used for Tourette's, but your doctor will try other medicines first because of the side effects.

Quick facts about Orap
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (pimozide)
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 60 2mg tablets
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$44.60

Upsides

  • Orap (pimozide) is available as a generic.
  • There are programs available that can make Orap (pimozide) less expensive.
  • Orap (pimozide) is approved for children and adults.

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Downsides

  • Orap (pimozide) is not a first choice for Tourette syndrome, and it has to be used with your other medicines.
  • You're more likely to have problems with your movements.

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Lowest price for 60 2mg tablets
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How it works

Orap (pimozide) is a typical antipsychotic. It lowers levels of dopamine in the brain, but researchers don't know how that helps treat Tourette syndrome.

Quick facts about Orap
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (pimozide)

Dosage forms

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What to expect when you take Orap (pimozide) for Tourette syndrome

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Side effect rates for Orap (pimozide)

From 40 clinical trials of Orap when taken for tourette syndrome
  • Sleepiness
  • Weakness
  • Difficulty using muscles
  • Drowsiness
  • Changes in behavior
  • Sleepiness
  • Changes in behavior
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Vision changes

Risks and Warnings for Orap (pimozide)

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  • Some people have noticed changes in being able to control movements while on Orap (pimozide). This can be permanent if it's not taken care of right away. Call your doctor right away if this happens.

Common concerns from people taking Orap (pimozide)

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  • Don't have grapefruit or drink alcohol while taking Orap (pimozide).
Sleep
  • People have complained of sleepiness when starting Orap (pimozide). This usually goes away after a few days to weeks. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Orap (pimozide) can make you feel sleepy, so don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.