Benefits of Zyprexa
Zyprexa® (olanzapine) is a prescription medication licensed for the treatment of various conditions of the brain. Specifically, Zyprexa helps treat the following conditions:
- Bipolar disorder
- Bipolar depression -- when used in combination with fluoxetine (Prozac®)
- Treatment-resistant depression -- when used in combination with fluoxetine (Prozac®).
There are also some unapproved, "off-label" uses of the drug, such as treating:
Zyprexa is only approved for use in adults. It is not a cure for any of these conditions, but it can help to alleviate the symptoms. Zyprexa can also help prevent relapses of these conditions.
(Click Zyprexa Uses for a more in-depth look at Zyprexa's benefits, including information on how it helps to treat conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This article also describes possible symptoms of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.)