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Drug information on Orap (10mg) (Pimozide) from Johnson & Johnson (Ethnor)

Orap (10mg)

  Tablet  
Johnson & Johnson (Ethnor)
Generic : Pimozide
 110.29
10mg
10

Drug Name : Pimozide

Pimozide(Orap) generic Orap (10mg) is a tranquilizer, prescribed for tourette syndrome and resistant tics. It blocks the action of dopamine.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Orap (10mg) may be prescribed


Side effects of Orap (10mg)

   Body as a Whole : Headache.

   Gastrointestinal : Dry mouth, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, belching, increased thirsty and appetite.

   Endocrine : Menstrual disorder and breast secretions.

   Musculoskeletal : Muscle cramps and muscle tightness.

   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness, sedation, sleeplessness, dizziness, weakness, rigidity, speech disorder, handwriting change, depression, excitement and nervousness.

   Eye : Visual disturbances, taste change, sensitivity to light and black spots.

   Genitourinary : Impotence.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Child- Dose of 0.05 mg/kg once at bedtime. The dose may be increased every third day to a maximum of 0.2 mg/kg not to exceed 10 mg/day.
Adult- 0.2 mg/kg per day, or 10 mg/day. Doses greater than 0.2 mg/kg/day or 10 mg/day are not recommended.

How to use Orap (10mg)?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Orap (10mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with simple tics, who are taking pemoline, methylphenidate, amphetamines, celexa or lexapro, CNS depression and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Orap (10mg)

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of seizures, an abnormal electroencephalogram (EEG), neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), alcohol abuse, or depression, irregular heart beat, heart, liver or kidney disease, enlarged prostate, increased eye pressure, low blood pressure, decrease in white blood cells, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

Other Precautions for Orap (10mg)

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Orap (10mg)

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.


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