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Zyprexa® (olanzapine) is a prescription 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 medication works by blocking or lessening the effects of several chemicals in the brain. Zyprexa comes in tablet form and is usually taken once a day. The drug is also available in tablets that are meant to dissolve rapidly in the mouth. Injectable forms are also available.
As with any drug, there are possible side effects with Zyprexa. Some of the more common side effects seen with this drug include dizziness, drowsiness, and constipation. Among the conditions that you should let your healthcare provider know about before you take Zyprexa are glaucoma, an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), a history of bowel blockage or obstruction, and low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension).
(To read the full eMedTV article on this drug, click Zyprexa. Among the topics covered in this article are the effects of Zyprexa, general dosing guidelines, and serious side effects that can potentially occur with the use of Zyprexa. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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