Orap 4 Tablet

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Orap 4 Tablet Information

Orap 4 Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Tourette Syndrome. The alternative uses of Orap 4 Tablet have also been explained below.

The right dosage of Orap 4 Tablet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Orap 4 Tablet also has some side effects, the most common being Constipation, Blurred vision. While these are the most often observed Orap 4 Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Orap 4 Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Orap 4 Tablet is Moderate for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. Warnings related to Orap 4 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Tardive Dyskinesia, Dementia must refrain from the use of Orap 4 Tablet since this can cause severe adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Orap 4 Tablet are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug interactions for Orap 4 Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to the above precautions for Orap 4 Tablet, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Orap 4 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Orap 4 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Orap 4 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Schizophrenia
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Schizophrenia
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Tourette Syndrome
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.05 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: dose should be given at bedtime

Orap 4 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Orap 4 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Orap may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Orap, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Orap 4 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Orap. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Orap 4 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Orap may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Orap 4 Tablet on the Liver?


    Orap may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Orap 4 Tablet on the Heart?


    Very few cases of side effects of Orap on the heart have been reported.

    Mild


Orap 4 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Orap 4 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Orap 4 Tablet

  • Is this Orap 4 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Orap 4 Tablet does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Orap 4 Tablet can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Orap 4 Tablet only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Yes, in many cases, taking Orap 4 Tablet can help with mental disorders.

    Yes

Orap 4 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Orap 4 Tablet


    Eating certain foods may increase the time it takes Orap 4 Tablet to have an effect. You should consult your doctor about it.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Orap 4 Tablet


    Consuming Orap 4 Tablet with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Orap® (Pimozide)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 440,441

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