Active Ingredient(s): Pimozide
FDA Approved: * July 31, 1984
Pharm Company: * TEVA
Category: Antipsychotic

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Orap Overview

Pimozide (sold under the brand name Orap) is an antipsychotic drug of the diphenylbutylpiperidine class. It was discovered at Janssen Pharmaceutica in 1963. It has a high potency compared to chlorpromazine (ratio 50-70:1). On a weight basis it is even more potent than haloperidol. It also has special neurologic indications for Tourette syndrome and resistant tics. The side effects include akathisia, tardive dyskinesia, and, more rarely, neuroleptic malignant syndrome and prolongation of the Q...

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Orap Concerns

My 15 year old son will be starting Orap for his severe breathing tics for the first time. I am terrified of this drug but we are out of options. Can anyone tell me about their experiences with this drug. ## I haven't used it, but the reason I'm here is to provide you with information about it. I wouldn't say that it's necessary to be terrified of it, it has its risks, but so does any other medication on the market, even over the counter products. You should just make sure you are fully informed and discuss your concerns with your doctor. Orap contains the active ingredient Pimozide, it is an antipsychotic that has been shown effective at treating resistant tics. You can learn more about it here: I would assume he's started the medication by now. How has he been doin...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Tablet: 1mg, 2mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Orap: (3 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 57844-151 Orap 1 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Select Brands
  • 57844-187 Orap 2 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Select Brands
  • 57844-198 Orap 2 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Select Brands

Other drugs which contain Pimozide or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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