Also known as Orap
Pimozide (Teva's Orap) is an antipsychotic drug of the diphenylbutylpiperidine class. It was discovered at Janssen Pharmaceutica in 1963. It has a high potency compared to chlorpromazine (ratio 50-70:1). On a weight basis it is even more potent than haloperidol. It also has special neurologic indications for Tourette syndrome and resistant tics. The side effects include akathisia, tardive dyskinesia, and, more rarely, neuroleptic malignant syndrome and prolongation of the QT interval.Source: Wikipedia
Estimated Total Cost: $81.2 for an average of 28 days supply
Patients are most commonly prescribed pimozide to treat tourette syndrome, abnormal involuntary movements, rabies, and pick disease.