pimozide - oral, Orap
GENERIC NAME: PIMOZIDE - ORAL (PIM-oh-zide)
BRAND NAME(S): Orap
USES: This medication is used to reduce uncontrolled movements (motor tics) or outbursts of words/sounds (vocal tics) caused by Tourette syndrome. Pimozide is a medication that works by decreasing the activity of a natural substance (dopamine) in the brain.Pimozide should not be used for mild symptoms. It should only be used if symptoms cause severe problems in everyday life and other medicines or treatments have not been effective.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.In Canada, this medication has been used to treat a certain mental/mood disorder (chronic schizophrenia).
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