In the US, Pimozide (pimozide systemic) is a member of the drug class miscellaneous antipsychotic agents and is used to treat Tourette's Syndrome.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Neuroleptic agent

Chemical Name

2H-Benzimidazol-2-one, 1-[1-[4,4-bis(4-fluorophenyl)butyl]-4-piperidinyl]-1,3-dihydro-

Foreign Names

  • Pimozidum (Latin)
  • Pimozid (German)
  • Pimozide (French)
  • Pimozida (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Pimozide (OS: DCF, DCIT, JAN, USAN, BAN)
  • McN-JR-6238 (IS: McNeil)
  • R 6238 (IS: Janssen)
  • Pimozid (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Pimozide (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, Ph. Eur. 7, USP 34)
  • Pimozidum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

  • Apo-Pimozide
    Apotex, Canada
  • Fopo
    Chin Teng, Taiwan
  • Ipimo
    Shou Chan, Taiwan
  • Larap
    La Pharmaceuticals, India
  • Nörofren
    Sanofi-Aventis, Turkey
  • Orap Forte
    Janssen-Cilag, Chile
  • Orap Fuerte
    Janssen-cilag, Spain
  • Orap
    Astellas Pharma, Japan; Gate, United States; Janseen Pharmaceutica, Oman; Janssen, Belgium; Janssen, Brazil; Janssen, Hong Kong; Janssen, Ireland; Janssen, Israel; Janssen, Luxembourg; Janssen, Netherlands; Janssen, New Zealand; Janssen, Thailand; Janssen, Venezuela; Janssen-Cilag, Austria; Janssen-Cilag, Germany; Janssen-Cilag, Denmark; Janssen-Cilag, France; Janssen-Cilag, United Kingdom; Janssen-Cilag, Italy; Janssen-Cilag, Malta; Janssen-Cilag, Portugal; Janssen-Cilag, Tunisia; Janssen-Cilag, South Africa; Johnson & Johnson, India; Pharmascience, Canada
  • Orap forte
    Janseen Pharmaceutica, Oman; Janssen, Argentina; Janssen-Cilag, Germany; Janssen-Cilag, Indonesia; Janssen-Cilag, Peru
  • Pimodac
    Zydus, India
  • Pimozida
    Dosa, Argentina
  • Pimozide
    Myung In, South Korea
  • Pirium
    Janssen-Cilag, Greece
  • Pizide
    Pharmasant, Thailand
  • Spimo
    Shou Chan, Taiwan
  • Topimo
    Shou Chan, Taiwan

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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