Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Zyprexa, Zyprexa Zydis
Generic Name: olanzapine (oral) (Pronunciation: oh LANZ a peen)
What is olanzapine (Zyprexa, Zyprexa Zydis)?
Olanzapine is an antipsychotic medication that affects chemicals in the brain.
Olanzapine is sometimes used together with other antipsychotic medications or antidepressants.
Olanzapine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Zyprexa 10 mg
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Zyprexa 15 mg
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Zyprexa 2.5 mg
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Zyprexa 20 mg
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Zyprexa 5 mg
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Zyprexa 7.5 mg
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Zyprexa Zydis 10 mg
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Zyprexa Zydis 5 mg
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What are the possible side effects of olanzapine (Zyprexa, Zyprexa Zydis)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using olanzapine and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about olanzapine (Zyprexa, Zyprexa Zydis)?
Olanzapine is not for use in psychotic conditions related to dementia. Olanzapine may cause heart failure, sudden death, or pneumonia in older adults with dementia-related conditions.
You may gain weight or have high cholesterol and triglycerides (types of fat) while taking this medicine, especially if you are a teenager. Your blood may need to be tested often. Visit your doctor regularly.
Olanzapine can cause high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). If you are diabetic, check your blood sugar levels on a regular basis while you are taking olanzapine.
Olanzapine may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking olanzapine.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated. Drink plenty of fluids, especially in hot weather and during exercise. It is easier to become dangerously overheated and dehydrated while you are taking olanzapine.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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