What is Pimozide?

Pimozide (Orap) is an antipsychotic drug of the diphenylbutylpiperidine class. It was discovered at Janssen Pharmaceutica in 1963. It has a high potency compared to chlorpromazine (ratio 50-70:1). On a weight basis it is even more potent than haloperidol. It also has special neurologic indications for Tourette syndrome and resistant tics. The side effects include akathisia, tardive dyskinesia, and, more rarely, neuroleptic malignant syndrome and prolongation of the QT interval.

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What can be the cause of the strange worm-like body movement that I feel and what drug can I fight it with?

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[1] Are you suffering from delusion of parasitosis, a psychiatric condition in which the affected person develops a strong unshakable belief that...

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My 50 year old son says he has worms in most of his body. Sometimes he has to pull his car over to the side of the road because it deters him. All...

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Brief Answer:
Delusional parasitosis it seems

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I have gone...

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Hi, I am a 51 yr. old woman who 3 weeks ago developed a weird skin sensation. Mostly feels itchy and like a pin is pricking my skin all over. Had...

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It seems that you may be having delusion of parasitosis.

There may be crawling and pin pricking sensation all over body.

You may be having odd...

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