Were you looking for information about Zyprexa? Cyprexa is a common misspelling of Zyprexa.
Zyprexa® (olanzapine) is a drug that is licensed to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. When combined with the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac®), it is also approved to treat bipolar depression and treatment-resistant depression. The prescription medication works by blocking or lessening the effects of several chemicals in the brain.
Oral forms of Zyprexa (tablets and orally disintegrating Zydis® tablets) are usually taken once a day. As with any drug, there are possible side effects with Zyprexa. A few of the more common side effects seen with this drug include dizziness, drowsiness, and constipation. Some of the factors that can affect the dose of Zyprexa that your healthcare provider prescribes include the medical condition being treated, the severity of your condition, other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you may be currently taking.
(For more information, click Zyprexa. This article offers an overview of the drug's effects, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.)
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