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Compound Summary for: CID 16362

Pimozide

Also known as: Orap; Opiran; Neoperidole; Pimozidum; 2062-78-4; pimozida; McN-JR-6238; Pimozidum [INN-Latin]; Primozida
Molecular Formula: C28H29F2N3O   Molecular Weight: 461.546166   InChIKey: YVUQSNJEYSNKRX-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A diphenylbutylpiperidine that is effective as an antipsychotic agent and as an alternative to HALOPERIDOL for the suppression of vocal and motor tics in patients with Tourette syndrome. Although the precise mechanism of action is unknown, blockade of postsynaptic dopamine receptors has been postulated. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p403)   From: MeSH
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