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Pimozide and Tourette's

People who have a medical condition called Tourette's may receive pimozide (Orap®) to help control severe motor and verbal tics. This prescription medication is reserved for use when other treatment has failed and when this condition interferes with a person's development or daily life.
 
Pimozide is approved to treat Tourette syndrome in adults and adolescents as young as 12 years old. It is a type of antipsychotic medication and works by blocking the action of a certain chemical in the brain.
 
(For more details on how this medicine can help treat Tourette's, click What Is Pimozide Used For?. This full-length article takes a closer look at how this medication can help control severe tics that affect development and daily functioning.)
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