Zyprexa Relprevv Warnings and Precautions
There are a number of warnings and precautions to be aware of before starting Zyprexa Relprevv. For example, this drug is associated with an increased risk for developing strokes, a life-threatening condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), and complications during pregnancy. Also, certain people should avoid the medication completely, such as those who are allergic to any of its ingredients.
Talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving Zyprexa® Relprevv™ (olanzapine extended-release injection) if you have:
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure
- Dementia, including Alzheimer's dementia or any other type of dementia
- Heart rhythm problems (an abnormal heartbeat)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension) or high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Diabetes, high blood glucose (sugar) levels, or a close family member with diabetes
- High cholesterol or high triglycerides
- Heart disease of any kind, including congestive heart failure
- Had a heart attack or stroke
- Been told you have a low white blood cell count
- Seizures or a seizure disorder
- Ever had thoughts of suicide or harming yourself
- Had a condition known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS)
- A condition known as tardive dyskinesia (abnormal, uncontrollable body movements)
- A tendency to be dehydrated, will be exposed to high temperatures, or exercise a lot
- Narrow-angle glaucoma
- An enlarged prostate (prostatic hypertrophy)
- A history of bowel obstruction or blockage
- Difficulty swallowing
- Ever had breast cancer
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.