Orap Oral Tablet 1Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Orap: Oral tablet (1mg)

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Orap 1mg Tab
Teva Select Brands
Pill Identification: ORAP 1 

What is this Medicine?

PIMOZIDE (PI moe zide) helps to reduce the muscle and speech tics that are caused by Tourette's syndrome.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Orap: Oral tablet(1mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Orap 1mg Tablet

NDC: 578440151
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Tourette's Syndrome

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Schizophrenia, Delusions Of Parasitosis

Storage Information
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Orap 1mg Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_1550.JPG
Teva Select Brands
Pill Identification: ORAP 1 
Shape: oval
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Orap 1mg Tablet

Weakness Incidence:
<13.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dystonic Reaction Incidence:
<2.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hyperkinesis Incidence:
<2.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
<2.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Wryneck Incidence:
<2.7%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
<2.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Extra Saliva Production Incidence:
<2.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
<2.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Shaking Incidence:
<2.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Metallic Taste Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weight Loss Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Excessive Thirst Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Causing To Be Hungry Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Light Sensitivity Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Dysarthria Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
2.7-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Visual Impairment Incidence:
2.7-4.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
7.0-25.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dyskinesia Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Restlessness Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Pseudoparkinsonism Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Orap 1mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Severe Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Orap 1mg Tablet(Pimozide)
Grapefruit juice and Pimozide(Pimozide)
Avoid Grapefruit and Grapefruit juice while taking Pimozide. Grapefruit juice can increase the levels of pimozide. Serious side effects (a dangerous change in heartbeat or heart rhythm) may occur if Pimozide levels increase. Contact your prescriber immediately if you experience chest pain, dizziness, fainting or falling spells, palpitations, shortness of breath, or a change in your usual heart beat (such as a fast or irregular heart beat) while taking Pimozide.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Orap 1mg Tablet(Pimozide)
Alcohol and CNS Depressants(Pimozide)
Avoid alcohol-containing drinks while taking this medicine. Using this drug along with alcohol can lead to serious side effects. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking these drugs together. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you, and especially if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Orap 1mg Tablet(Pimozide)
Marijuana and Antipsychotics(Pimozide)
Marijuana smoke may decrease the effectiveness of Antipsychotics by increasing the elimination of Antipsychotic medications from the body. If you smoke Marijuana, Medical, notify your prescriber if you experience changes in mood (like agitation or hearing or seeing things that are not really there) that may indicate your Antipsychotic medication is not working as well for you. If you suddenly stop smoking Marijuana, Medical, this may increase the actions of Antipsychotics; notify your prescriber if you notice increased drowsiness, dizziness or other unusual side effects.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Orap 1mg Tablet(Pimozide)
Tobacco and Pimozide(Pimozide)
In theory, tobacco smoking may reduce the effectiveness of this drug in treating your condition; tobacco smoke contains substances that speed the removal of this drug from the body. Alternatively, if you take this drug and suddenly stop tobacco smoking, you may feel more drowsy or tired, or may experience confusion, dizziness, difficulty in movement or other side effects. If you will stop smoking, use care in driving or operating machinery until you know how this drug will affect you. Make sure your prescriber is aware that you smoke tobacco or if you plan to stop smoking. Report any unusual side effects promptly.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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