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Orap Uses

How Does It Work?

Orap belongs to a class of medications known as antipsychotics. Like other antipsychotics, it blocks the action of a certain neurotransmitter (chemical) in the brain called dopamine. Although it is not entirely known how Orap works to suppress the tics associated with Tourette syndrome, it is thought to be related to the medication's ability to block dopamine.

Is It Safe for Children to Use Orap?

Orap is not approved for use in children younger than 12 years old, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group. Based on one small study, Orap may be as safe for use in children between the ages of 2 and 12 years old as it is in older children. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using this medication in children.

Can Older Adults Use It?

Older adults may be more sensitive to many of the side effects of this medication, including potential movement problems. Therefore, Orap should be used with caution in older adults.

Off-Label Orap Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than the conditions discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. Orap is sometimes used off-label to treat a condition known as delusional parasitosis. Delusional parasitosis is a rare disorder in which a person has the false belief that they are infested by parasites, such as mites, fleas, lice, or worms.
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