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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 medicine is made by Eli Lilly and Company. There is currently no generic version of the drug licensed for sale.
The medication works by blocking or lessening the effects of several chemicals in the brain. It comes in tablet form and is usually taken once a day (injectable forms are also available). If you forget to take your dose as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule.
Most people tolerate this medicine well; however, as with any drug, side effects may occur. Some of the more common side effects of Zyprexa include dizziness, drowsiness, and constipation.
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