Negative Effects of Zyprexa

Although most people tolerate Zyprexa® (olanzapine) well, it is not free of negative effects. Because this medication is not suitable for everyone, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider about any possible problems that may apply to you.
For instance, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medical conditions you may have and any other medications you are taking (including non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements) before starting treatment with Zyprexa. Negative effects of this medication can include potential side effects.
Some of the most common Zyprexa side effects include:
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Weight gain.
Other Zyprexa warnings and precautions apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people who have certain allergies. Also, you may not be able to take Zyprexa if you have certain medical conditions, such as glaucoma, diabetes, or epilepsy.
(Click Zyprexa Side Effects and Zyprexa Warnings and Precautions for more information on potentially negative effects to be aware of before starting Zyprexa. This article also explains what to tell your healthcare provider before using Zyprexa and who may not be able to safely use the medication.)
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