Pimozide (brand names include: Orap / Mozep) belongs to a group of medicines known as typical antipsychotics.
Pimozide is used to reduce uncontrolled movements (motor tics) or outbursts of words/sounds (vocal tics) caused by Tourette syndrome.
Pimozide works by decreasing the activity of a natural substance (dopamine) in the brain.
Pimozide may be used for other purposes. Ask your doctor for more information.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take your medicine exactly as directed.
Pimozide is usually taken once daily at bedtime.
Tell your doctor before using Pimozide, if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you have any serious medical conditions including heart problems, or severe nervous system problems;
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Active ingredient: pimozide.