Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Neuro/psych

Orap 

(pimozide)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Neuro/psych
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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.

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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.

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.
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.

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

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Side effect rates for Orap (pimozide)

40 From clinical trials of Orap / Tourette syndrome
  • Sleepiness
  • Difficulty using muscles
  • Weakness
  • Drowsiness
  • Changes in behavior
  • Sleepiness
  • Changes in behavior
  • Dry mouth
  • Vision changes
  • Changes in focusing in the eyes

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
  • Orap (pimozide) can make you feel sleepy, so don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • 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.