Zyprexa | olanzapine
Drug Class: Atypical Antipsychotic
Manufacturer: Eli Lilly
Approved: September, 1996
What is Zyprexa and how does it work
Zyprexa is an atypical antipsychotic that theoretically works by reducing the effect of neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin) in the brain by blocking their receptors.
What is Zyprexa used for
How effective is Zyprexa
What are interesting facts about Zyprexa
What is the dosage of Zyprexa and how is it administered
Oral doses range between 2.5 to 15 mg daily. Recommended intramuscular doses are 5 to 10 mg 2 to 4 hours apart (maximum 3 doses).
What are the side effects of Zyprexa
Common: weight gain, dry mouth, headache, insomnia, dizziness, drowsiness, tremor,constipation, abnormal gait
Serious: increased blood glucose, diabetes, low blood pressure, fainting, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, extrapyramidal symptoms, tardive dyskinesia, low level of red and white blood cells
Zyprexa drug interactions
How to obtain prescription assistance for Zyprexa
For prescription assistance for Zyprexa visit Lilly Patient Assistance Program.
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