Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 017473/001.

Names and composition

"ORAP" is the commercial name of a drug composed of PIMOZIDE.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
017473/001 ORAP PIMOZIDE TABLET/ORAL 2MG
017473/003 ORAP PIMOZIDE TABLET/ORAL 1MG

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
017473/001 ORAP PIMOZIDE TABLET/ORAL 2MG
017473/003 ORAP PIMOZIDE TABLET/ORAL 1MG
204521/001 PIMOZIDE PIMOZIDE TABLET/ORAL 1MG
204521/002 PIMOZIDE PIMOZIDE TABLET/ORAL 2MG

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Answered questions

Can not orgasm because of orap?
I am an 18 male and have never had no trouble masturbating intell after a week or two of taking orap for tourettes syndrome I could hardly climax let alone organism. I also have Inattentive ADHD and felt like it worsened taking orap. I have now been off the medicine for about a week now and still can't orgasm.... Asked by Isa Buchannon 1 year ago.

I am an 18 male and have never had no trouble masturbating intell after a week or two of taking orap for tourettes syndrome I could hardly climax let alone organism. I also have Inattentive ADHD and felt like it worsened taking orap. I have now been off the medicine for about a week now and still can't orgasm. Will my normal functions come back over time being off of the orap for a longer period of time? Will stimulants help? Or homeopathic medicine for for ADHD help with both problems? Will L-tyrosine, Grape seed extract or pine bark extract help? I just do not want to not orgasm permanently! Answered by Lacy Sheahan 1 year ago.

orap is a "last-resort" drug for your condition for precisely the reasons you describe (see link below). That your ADHD became worse on orap is consistent with how it behaves chemically in your brain (and my basic understanding of the brain chemistry associated with ADHD). I'm kind of amazed that your doc gave you orap knowing you had ADHD. You are 18 and should have a say in your treatment, tell your doc you want to try something else. Anyway, the sexual side effects are not permanent, or at least that's not been reported. Stimulants would not be the way to go to treat this side effect. It's scary, but relax about it as much as you can and be patient, things will start working again. I have no idea about how well the homeopathic treatments work, I suspect you would feel a lot better on them since most of the allopathic drugs prescribed for ADHD and Tourette's are heavy-duty psychotropic bastards with side effects ranging from annoying to ghastly. You sound like you're in hell now, how much worse could it be taking grape seed extract? Answered by Avelina Tahir 1 year ago.

Taking stimulants such as Ritalin or perhaps even something like methamphetamine have these kinda effect. not just for masturbation but also during sexual intercourse. I do not know if they have a cure for this. However sometimes its a mind over matter type of thing. If you focus too hard tho, it will never happen. Answered by Adele Blecha 1 year ago.


Problems With Medicine Orap?
I am an 18 year old male have been taking the medicine orap for turrets, but a month or two of taking it my sexual feelings have decreased almost entirely. When I try to masturbate I barely feel anything compared to what I used to and the climax is weak. Not only that, but my excitement and interest over things... Asked by Denisha Plover 1 year ago.

I am an 18 year old male have been taking the medicine orap for turrets, but a month or two of taking it my sexual feelings have decreased almost entirely. When I try to masturbate I barely feel anything compared to what I used to and the climax is weak. Not only that, but my excitement and interest over things that like is decreased allot. It is driving me crazy I want to feel emotions again. Answered by Devona Burg 1 year ago.


Orap Withdrawal plzzz hlp?
i wanna put myself of orap is it safe Asked by Erinn Karroach 1 year ago.

Orap can have some severe side effects. Discuss your symptoms with your treating doctor and try whatever he or she suggests. Answered by Patrick Kachmar 1 year ago.


How long does Orap take to work? (Pimozide)?
Asked by Audria Essinger 1 year ago.

It takes up to several weeks for it to be titrated up and for it to gain effect over the dopamine channels and whatnot in the brain. Watch for side effects! Most important is that you've had an EKG (echocardiogram, aka, where they stick electrodes all over you and watch the signals on the machine printout to see if your heart is working properly) Because Orap and various other antipsychotics can cause life-threatening heart-rhythm changes that people have DIED from. Secondly, expect to be sleepy and groggy headed for a while. These drugs are very powerful and cause quite commonly, increased appetite, apathy, slowed thinking, so you feel like a slug when you take them at first. Also extremely important, if you turn yellow, which is called jaundice, it means your liver is not working and you have to get emergency medical help (Orap can damage the liver too) And watch for involuntary movemetns, especially of your face, such as lip smacking, involuntary chewing motions and tongue motions. These are called dyskenesia, and they can become PERMANENT if the drug is continued while they are present. So just watch for this stuff, buddy. 'cuz it DOES happen, even if unusual, and you need to get an EKG if you haven't already had one, to rule out any sort of heart condition that could turn fatal when Orap effects it. Answered by Anissa Ragasa 1 year ago.


I'm taking Orap for Tourettes..question..?
Hey ya'll, I'm 17 and getting ready to take Orap for some of my tics. I took it when I was around 8 and had loss of appetite. Do you think i'll have that symptom again? Has anyone else been on Orap? Side effects...good..bad...weight gain/loss. thanks :) Asked by Catarina Sugg 1 year ago.

I have heard Orap is the best medication for tourettes. At our support group, there is a couple people who swear by it. One who said it's the only one he's ever taken that gave him virtually no side effects. As for if you'll lose the appetite again, there is no way to know for sure! Answered by Caprice Schuett 1 year ago.


Will a broken Orap pill work?
My son takes orap and the last pill is broken. Will it work at all if I give it to him Asked by Coy Falterman 1 year ago.

Yes, this anti-psychotic .. being 'broken' will still work. All this does is slightly change the rate of absorption. Though given it is an oral medication, and with a very long half life.. it doesn't make this 'dangerous'. Go ahead and utilize it. Answered by Georgine Swancey 1 year ago.


What are some herbal remedies to counteract the sexual side effects of medication?
Orap Cogentin Inderal Asked by Sandi Scherf 1 year ago.

YOHIMBE....It gets you UP even when you are down! lol Answered by Eden Legg 1 year ago.

you are wading into a deep, dark swamp...you need to check with a Midwife and / or your doctor. You could end up with interactions that could do horrible things to you. Just because homeopathic treatments are naturally derived does not mean they cannot hurt you. Medicine is Medicine. Go get a book called the Perscription for Nutritional Healing. GNC , Borders books and records or order online Spread the word: even Herbs can kill you. Answered by Shaneka Richter 1 year ago.

Traditional Chinese herbalists have for centuries recommended Chinese ginseng (Panax ginseng) or ren shen in Mandarin Chinese, to improve vitality and sexual wellness Answered by Vivian Labruyere 1 year ago.


Can not orgasm because of orap?
I am an 18 male and have never had no trouble masturbating intell after a week or two of taking orap for tourettes syndrome I could hardly climax let alone organism. I also have Inattentive ADHD and felt like it worsened taking orap. I have now been off the medicine for about a week now and still can't orgasm.... Asked by Norbert Arne 1 year ago.

I am an 18 male and have never had no trouble masturbating intell after a week or two of taking orap for tourettes syndrome I could hardly climax let alone organism. I also have Inattentive ADHD and felt like it worsened taking orap. I have now been off the medicine for about a week now and still can't orgasm. Will my normal functions come back over time being off of the orap for a longer period of time? Will stimulants help? Or homeopathic medicine for for ADHD help with both problems? Will L-tyrosine, Grape seed extract or pine bark extract help? I just do not want to not orgasm permanently! Answered by Mikki Smitreski 1 year ago.

When you stop taking the medicine, you'll be okay. Look, you might feel sketchy about talking about this sort of thing with your doctor, but if there is one person with whom you CAN talk to about this, they are gonna be cool about it - so mention it to them next time you see them, alright? Answered by Lorelei Touma 1 year ago.


Can not orgasm because of orap? you like to ask?
I am an 18 male and have never had no trouble masturbating intell after a week or two of taking orap for tourettes syndrome I could hardly climax let alone organism. I also have Inattentive ADHD and felt like it worsened taking orap. I have now been off the medicine for about a week now and still can't orgasm.... Asked by Jeane Polster 1 year ago.

I am an 18 male and have never had no trouble masturbating intell after a week or two of taking orap for tourettes syndrome I could hardly climax let alone organism. I also have Inattentive ADHD and felt like it worsened taking orap. I have now been off the medicine for about a week now and still can't orgasm. Will my normal functions come back over time being off of the orap for a longer period of time? Will stimulants help? Or homeopathic medicine for for ADHD help with both problems? Will L-tyrosine, Grape seed extract or pine bark extract help? I just do not want to not orgasm permanently! Answered by Micheal Clippard 1 year ago.

1] yes. you will resume normal orgasm 2] just giver it a few weeks to get all the med out of your system Answered by Kimberley Leiber 1 year ago.


Can not orgasm because of orap?
I am an 18 male and have never had no trouble masturbating intell after a week or two of taking orap for tourettes syndrome I could hardly climax let alone organism. I also have Inattentive ADHD and felt like it worsened taking orap. I have now been off the medicine for about a week now and still can't orgasm.... Asked by Ida Bissett 1 year ago.

I am an 18 male and have never had no trouble masturbating intell after a week or two of taking orap for tourettes syndrome I could hardly climax let alone organism. I also have Inattentive ADHD and felt like it worsened taking orap. I have now been off the medicine for about a week now and still can't orgasm. Will my normal functions come back over time being off of the orap for a longer period of time? Will stimulants help? Or homeopathic medicine for for ADHD help with both problems? Will L-tyrosine, Grape seed extract or pine bark extract help? I just do not want to not orgasm permanently! Answered by Roy Ambrogi 1 year ago.

orap is a "last-resort" drug for your condition for precisely the reasons you describe (see link below). That your ADHD became worse on orap is consistent with how it behaves chemically in your brain (and my basic understanding of the brain chemistry associated with ADHD). I'm kind of amazed that your doc gave you orap knowing you had ADHD. You are 18 and should have a say in your treatment, tell your doc you want to try something else. Anyway, the sexual side effects are not permanent, or at least that's not been reported. Stimulants would not be the way to go to treat this side effect. It's scary, but relax about it as much as you can and be patient, things will start working again. I have no idea about how well the homeopathic treatments work, I suspect you would feel a lot better on them since most of the allopathic drugs prescribed for ADHD and Tourette's are heavy-duty psychotropic bastards with side effects ranging from annoying to ghastly. You sound like you're in hell now, how much worse could it be taking grape seed extract? Answered by Ashly Collella 1 year ago.

Taking stimulants such as Ritalin or perhaps even something like methamphetamine have these kinda effect. not just for masturbation but also during sexual intercourse. I do not know if they have a cure for this. However sometimes its a mind over matter type of thing. If you focus too hard tho, it will never happen. Answered by Whitney Schrauger 1 year ago.


Problems With Medicine Orap?
I am an 18 year old male have been taking the medicine orap for turrets, but a month or two of taking it my sexual feelings have decreased almost entirely. When I try to masturbate I barely feel anything compared to what I used to and the climax is weak. Not only that, but my excitement and interest over things... Asked by Derrick Huhn 1 year ago.

I am an 18 year old male have been taking the medicine orap for turrets, but a month or two of taking it my sexual feelings have decreased almost entirely. When I try to masturbate I barely feel anything compared to what I used to and the climax is weak. Not only that, but my excitement and interest over things that like is decreased allot. It is driving me crazy I want to feel emotions again. Answered by Angle Hantzarides 1 year ago.


Orap Withdrawal plzzz hlp?
i wanna put myself of orap is it safe Asked by Elanor Starlin 1 year ago.

Orap can have some severe side effects. Discuss your symptoms with your treating doctor and try whatever he or she suggests. Answered by Reatha Badman 1 year ago.


How long does Orap take to work? (Pimozide)?
Asked by Rosario Hardigan 1 year ago.

It takes up to several weeks for it to be titrated up and for it to gain effect over the dopamine channels and whatnot in the brain. Watch for side effects! Most important is that you've had an EKG (echocardiogram, aka, where they stick electrodes all over you and watch the signals on the machine printout to see if your heart is working properly) Because Orap and various other antipsychotics can cause life-threatening heart-rhythm changes that people have DIED from. Secondly, expect to be sleepy and groggy headed for a while. These drugs are very powerful and cause quite commonly, increased appetite, apathy, slowed thinking, so you feel like a slug when you take them at first. Also extremely important, if you turn yellow, which is called jaundice, it means your liver is not working and you have to get emergency medical help (Orap can damage the liver too) And watch for involuntary movemetns, especially of your face, such as lip smacking, involuntary chewing motions and tongue motions. These are called dyskenesia, and they can become PERMANENT if the drug is continued while they are present. So just watch for this stuff, buddy. 'cuz it DOES happen, even if unusual, and you need to get an EKG if you haven't already had one, to rule out any sort of heart condition that could turn fatal when Orap effects it. Answered by Tiffaney Kratzer 1 year ago.


I'm taking Orap for Tourettes..question..?
Hey ya'll, I'm 17 and getting ready to take Orap for some of my tics. I took it when I was around 8 and had loss of appetite. Do you think i'll have that symptom again? Has anyone else been on Orap? Side effects...good..bad...weight gain/loss. thanks :) Asked by Orval Dvorak 1 year ago.

I have heard Orap is the best medication for tourettes. At our support group, there is a couple people who swear by it. One who said it's the only one he's ever taken that gave him virtually no side effects. As for if you'll lose the appetite again, there is no way to know for sure! Answered by Ernestine Courtnage 1 year ago.


Will a broken Orap pill work?
My son takes orap and the last pill is broken. Will it work at all if I give it to him Asked by Albertina Monterrosa 1 year ago.

Yes, this anti-psychotic .. being 'broken' will still work. All this does is slightly change the rate of absorption. Though given it is an oral medication, and with a very long half life.. it doesn't make this 'dangerous'. Go ahead and utilize it. Answered by Darleen Dickinson 1 year ago.


What are some herbal remedies to counteract the sexual side effects of medication?
Orap Cogentin Inderal Asked by Gil Villeda 1 year ago.

YOHIMBE....It gets you UP even when you are down! lol Answered by Shaunna Orear 1 year ago.

you are wading into a deep, dark swamp...you need to check with a Midwife and / or your doctor. You could end up with interactions that could do horrible things to you. Just because homeopathic treatments are naturally derived does not mean they cannot hurt you. Medicine is Medicine. Go get a book called the Perscription for Nutritional Healing. GNC , Borders books and records or order online Spread the word: even Herbs can kill you. Answered by Naoma Tibbitts 1 year ago.

Traditional Chinese herbalists have for centuries recommended Chinese ginseng (Panax ginseng) or ren shen in Mandarin Chinese, to improve vitality and sexual wellness Answered by Scot Pajtas 1 year ago.


Can not orgasm because of orap?
I am an 18 male and have never had no trouble masturbating intell after a week or two of taking orap for tourettes syndrome I could hardly climax let alone organism. I also have Inattentive ADHD and felt like it worsened taking orap. I have now been off the medicine for about a week now and still can't orgasm.... Asked by Jen Whitt 1 year ago.

I am an 18 male and have never had no trouble masturbating intell after a week or two of taking orap for tourettes syndrome I could hardly climax let alone organism. I also have Inattentive ADHD and felt like it worsened taking orap. I have now been off the medicine for about a week now and still can't orgasm. Will my normal functions come back over time being off of the orap for a longer period of time? Will stimulants help? Or homeopathic medicine for for ADHD help with both problems? Will L-tyrosine, Grape seed extract or pine bark extract help? I just do not want to not orgasm permanently! Answered by Gavin Stokes 1 year ago.

When you stop taking the medicine, you'll be okay. Look, you might feel sketchy about talking about this sort of thing with your doctor, but if there is one person with whom you CAN talk to about this, they are gonna be cool about it - so mention it to them next time you see them, alright? Answered by Alisha Outman 1 year ago.


Can not orgasm because of orap? you like to ask?
I am an 18 male and have never had no trouble masturbating intell after a week or two of taking orap for tourettes syndrome I could hardly climax let alone organism. I also have Inattentive ADHD and felt like it worsened taking orap. I have now been off the medicine for about a week now and still can't orgasm.... Asked by Sheldon Vanmarter 1 year ago.

I am an 18 male and have never had no trouble masturbating intell after a week or two of taking orap for tourettes syndrome I could hardly climax let alone organism. I also have Inattentive ADHD and felt like it worsened taking orap. I have now been off the medicine for about a week now and still can't orgasm. Will my normal functions come back over time being off of the orap for a longer period of time? Will stimulants help? Or homeopathic medicine for for ADHD help with both problems? Will L-tyrosine, Grape seed extract or pine bark extract help? I just do not want to not orgasm permanently! Answered by Sherron Poellinetz 1 year ago.

1] yes. you will resume normal orgasm 2] just giver it a few weeks to get all the med out of your system Answered by Jolynn Tunks 1 year ago.


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