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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. 8)
  • Pimozide (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Pimozidum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Apo-Pimozide
    Apotex, Canada
  • Fopo
    Chin Teng, Taiwan
  • Ipimo
    Shou Chan, Taiwan
  • Larap
    La Pharmaceuticals, India
  • Nörofren
    Sanofi-Aventis, Turkey
  • Orap
    Astellas, Japan; Eumedica, Belgium; Eumedica, France; Eumedica, Netherlands; EU-Pharma, Netherlands; Euro Registratie, Netherlands; Gate Pharmaceuticals, United States; Janseen Pharmaceutica, Oman; Janssen, Brazil; Janssen, Hong Kong; Janssen, Ireland; Janssen, South Africa; Janssen Cilag, Netherlands; Janssen-Cilag, Germany; Janssen-Cilag, Denmark; Janssen-Cilag, Italy; Janssen-Cilag, Malta; Janssen-Cilag, Portugal; Janssen-Cilag, Tunisia; Johnson & Johnson, India; Medcor, Netherlands
  • Orap 1%
    Astellas, Japan
  • Orap forte
    Eumedica, Belgium; Eumedica, Portugal; Janseen Pharmaceutica, Oman; Janssen, Hong Kong; Janssen Cilag, Argentina; Janssen-Cilag, Germany; Janssen-Cilag, Peru; Johnson & Johnson, Indonesia
  • Orap Forte
    Janssen, Chile; Janssen, Lebanon; Janssen-Cilag, Egypt; Lusomedicamenta-Sociedade, Israel
  • Orap Fuerte
    Janssen-cilag, Spain
  • Pirium
    Janssen-Cilag, Greece
  • Pizide
    Central Poly, Thailand
  • Spimo
    Shou Chan, Taiwan
  • Topimo
    Shou Chan, Taiwan


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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