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how long does orap (pimozide) take to start working?

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Dr. Richard Rhoden
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Varies: Depends on the individual and what condition it is 'working' on. It is not as commonly used as the newer neuroleptic drugs, but, in general, such medications may take several weeks to adequately titrate dose and assess response in an outpatient setting. In the controlled, 24-hour nursing environment of a hospital, titration can be faster.

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Effects of orap (pimozide)?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Orap (pimozide): It is used for more serious cases of tourette's syndrome.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is oraped and kelfex effective to treat an unknown bug bite?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below: Neither are recommended for initial use. Orapred is a steroid and would not be used for a simple local reaction to an insect bite - local steroids creams may help. Keflex is an antibiotic and would only be used if the site became secondarily infected. See your doctor for this if you are concerned.

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