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Pimozide

Popular Brands: : Pimozide, Orap, Orap Forte
Official FDA Reports1,944
Social Media Events35
Total Posts258
Avg. Review Score4.07/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Pimozide
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Par Pharmaceutical Inc
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals Usa Inc

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Pimozide Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Pimozide

Drug Ineffective

My 15-year-old son was on it for two weeks and we saw absolutely no relief of his tics. Doctor said to stop taking it. I think I'm grateful, as there seems to be a lot of anxiety issues with this dr...


Source: Orap Oral : User Ratings covering uses...

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Weight Increased

My 15-year-old son was on it for two weeks and we saw absolutely no relief of his tics. Doctor said to stop taking it. I think I'm grateful, as there seems to be a lot of anxiety issues with this dr...


Source: Orap Oral : User Ratings covering uses...

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Tremor

... to me. Without it I make uncontrollable noises and face movements. I most likely will be on it for the rest of my life. The side effects I've adapted to are a severe case of tremors in which I take ot...


Source: Orap Oral : User Ratings covering uses...

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug ineffective, Weight increased

Posted By TSmom in fdb.rxlist.com on April 23, 2015 @ 12:00 am

My 15-year-old son was on it for two weeks and we saw absolutely no relief of his tics. Doctor said to stop taking it. I think I'm grateful, as there seems to be a lot of anxiety issues with this dr...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By thingsarebetternow in fdb.rxlist.com on August 28, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Was/have been on this medication for over four years. I started weening off the medication this summer and have been off for over two months, and my tics haven't come back. I'm hoping I've outgrown th...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on April 16, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I took Orap in my early 20s. My tics were minimal and I only needed Clonidine in my early 30s. I'm having a bout right now and am so scared to take the Orap again due to the side effects I've read up ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Tremor

Posted By Jim D in fdb.rxlist.com on April 6, 2013 @ 12:00 am

... to me. Without it I make uncontrollable noises and face movements. I most likely will be on it for the rest of my life. The side effects I've adapted to are a severe case of tremors in which I take ot...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Anger, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 4, 2013 @ 12:00 am

My son was diagnosed with Tourettes and he is 10yrs old. The medicine has helped a little with his tics but still does some. His anger is getting worse while on this medication and has gained alot o...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug ineffective

Posted By Orap in drugs.com on January 27, 2013 @ 12:00 am

... a bowl of beans, I had to be moving constantly. I told the doctor how they affected me. He said Orap does that to some people so he put me back on my old meds that didn't work. Klonopin and Haldol....

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By wendy21 in fdb.rxlist.com on July 14, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I have been on orap since i was 12 yrs old, after i tried everything else. I am now 29. I do suffer from anxiety i do not know if it's from te orap, but i have almost no tics with it. It has been my l...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Joan in fdb.rxlist.com on May 23, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Have been on Orap for 15 years and it has been a life saver. I would not function in my daily life without it. I only take enough to suppress tics during the day so I don't overmedicate.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on March 28, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Orap immediately took care of my facial and hand ticks but gave me SEVERE anxiety. I was on this drug for two years before I realized why I was so anxious. I went thru 8 jobs in two years because of...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Panic attack

Posted By ChrisN in fdb.rxlist.com on February 20, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I have had Tourette my entire life. Orap worked for me however the side effects were too much for me to handle. I was scared all the time, had severe panic attacks, would hear and see things that no...


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