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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Orap (Overview)

Orap is a high strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug for psychosis (psychiatric drug).


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Effects of orap (pimozide)?

Orap (pimozide): It is used for more serious cases of tourette's syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
17 doctors shared insights

Orap (Overview)

Orap is a high strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug for psychosis (psychiatric drug).


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

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

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. ...Read more

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Depression: haldol (haloperidol) an effective treatment?

Depression: haldol (haloperidol) an effective treatment?

Haldol (haloperidol): is not an antidepressant medication. Hadol could be considered if an individual had a psychotic depression or possible a schizoaffective disorder with depression. In those situations - it would not normally be used for monotherapy. Take care. ...Read more

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Clozaril (clozapine) long term side effect?

Clozaril (clozapine) long term side effect?

Has many.: There appear to be many side effects with this antipsychotic medication. Common ones are extreme constipation, bed-wetting, night-time drooling, muscle stiffness, sedation, tremors, orthostasis, hyperglycemia, and weight gain. Others are agranulocytosis, CNS depression, leukopenia, neutropenia, seizure disorder, bone marrow suppression, dementia, hypotension, and myocarditis. ...Read more

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Which causes asthenia after not taking; 1-Haloperidol 2-Carbamazepine 3-Lamotrigine 4-Biperiden 5-Methocarbamol 6-Quetiapine 7-Clomipramine?

Which causes asthenia after not taking; 1-Haloperidol  
2-Carbamazepine
3-Lamotrigine
4-Biperiden
5-Methocarbamol
6-Quetiapine
7-Clomipramine?

Asthenia : Weakness can be caused by induction of an adrenal deficiency in the setting of chronic steroid use ( withdrawal ) Any of the medications listed can produce perceived weakness in the setting of anxiety. ...Read more

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Can prescription biperiden treat schizophrenia?

Can prescription biperiden treat schizophrenia?

No: Biperiden is an anticholinergic. It sometimes is used to relieve side effects of antipsychotics, which are effective for treating schizophrenia, but it is not itself helpful in treating the disorder. ...Read more

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Can clozaril (clozapine) cause akathisia, restlessness?

Can clozaril (clozapine) cause akathisia, restlessness?

Can occur: These side effects would occur while taking Clozaril, but if you have stopped and instead suffer restless leg syndrome, would suggest checking iron metabolism, with ferritin level, and considering use of a dopamine agonist around the clock (suggest Neupro (rotigotine) patch). Talk to your doctor about these thoughts. ...Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) treat schizophrenia?

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) treat schizophrenia?

Abilify (aripiprazole): As a Psychotropic & at therapeutic dose, Yes. ...Read more

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Does stopping anti-psychotic medications reverse antipsychotic-induced diabetes?

Not necessarily: There is not a lot known. It may reverse if you lose weight and follow a healthy diet. However, it may be permanent. It is a good idea to have your blood sugar monitored while on an antipsychotic so that any changes can be addressed quickly. ...Read more

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Anyone tried dopamine agonists for depression?

Anyone tried  dopamine agonists for depression?

Antidepressants: Yes but they tend to be tricky. Dopamine agonist include stimulants and parkinsons medications. They can lead to dependence, tolerance and lose effectiveness fairly quickly. The brain likes to balance effects so rapid acting medications like drugs of abuse cause the body to resist the change. This is why antidepressants that take awhile to work have more enduring benefit. ...Read more

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The depression medication, tofranil (imipramine) have side effects?

The depression medication, tofranil (imipramine) have side effects?

Yes, a tricyclic: Tofranil/imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant that commonly causes dry mouth, sleepiness, nausea, upset stomach, constipation. It can also cause blurred vision, dizziness, and have sexual side effects. It is effective for depression and the common side effects tend to go away. ...Read more

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Does Abilify (aripiprazole) caused anxiety?

Does Abilify (aripiprazole) caused anxiety?

Abilify (aripiprazole): In some, it can lead to irritability, anxiety & agitation, depending on dose. ...Read more

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What sleeping medications are safe to take with orap (pimozide)?

What sleeping medications are safe to take with orap (pimozide)?

First question: Is why you have insomnia. That needs a good assessment. Can be caused by depression, anxiety, situational stress, all which should be addressed first. In general, pimozide in low doses is a pretty safe medication. Once you've discussed and eliminated underlying causes of insomnia, sleep hygiene is the next step. If you're ultimately diagnosed with a primary insomnia, there are a number of tacks. ...Read more

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I can't take trichotillomania medication orap (pimozide) in combination with my other meds. Any ideas for a substitution? It was the only 1 that worked for me.

I can't take trichotillomania medication orap (pimozide) in combination with my other meds. Any ideas for a substitution?  It was the only 1 that worked for me.

Try nutrition: Psychological disorders often are made worse by poor nutrition. There are a couple of things worth trying. First eat a diet high in coconut oil and low in carbs to reach a ketototic state. Next try a supplement called nac at a dose of 2 grams per day. The nac reduces glutamate in your brain, and remember that your brain is 60% fat so if you eat a low fat diet you starve it. ...Read more

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Does Abilify (aripiprazole) help with sleep?

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Does Abilify (aripiprazole) help with sleep?

Abilify (aripiprazole): Indirectly, by stabilizing moods.

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Will cogentin help alleviate geodon (ziprasidone) side effects?

Will cogentin help alleviate geodon (ziprasidone) side effects?

EPS: Cogentin (benztropine) is used to treat only the extrapyramidal side effects (eps) from antipsychotics. These include tremor, rigidity, and akithesia. It does not counteract other side effects of antipsychotics, such as cardiac issues, metabolic issues, or changes in mentation. ...Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) use with intideeprsat for anxiety?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) use with intideeprsat for anxiety?

It would be off-: Label. Abilify (aripiprazole) is often used as an adjunct with antidepressants. It is usually for depression/ mood disorder but consideration could be made to use it for an anxiety disorder. I certainly wouldn't recommend this first line - but if other trials have not worked. It would definately be appropriate if the person had significant dissociation as part of the clinical picture. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Pimozide (Definition)

Pimozide is a high strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug ...Read more