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The recommended starting dose of oral Zyprexa® (olanzapine) for schizophrenia is 5 mg to 10 mg once daily. For the treatment of mixed or manic episodes of bipolar disorder, the recommended starting dose is 10 mg to 15 mg once daily. With either condition, the maximum Zyprexa dosage is 20 mg a day. When used to treat bipolar depression or treatment-resistant depression, Zyprexa is used in combination with Prozac®, and the starting dosage is 5 mg daily.
A few of the factors that can affect the Zyprexa dose your healthcare provider prescribes include your age, the severity of your condition, and other medical conditions you may have. You can take this medicine with or without food; however, for Zyprexa to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
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