Zyprexa

How Should I Store It?

Zyprexa should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. It should be stored in an airtight container.
 
Keep it and all other medications out of the reach of children.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your Zyprexa 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. Do not take a double dose.
 

Strengths of Zyprexa

Zyprexa tablets are available in the following strengths:
 
  • 2.5 mg
  • 5 mg
  • 7.5 mg
  • 10 mg
  • 15 mg
  • 20 mg.
     
Zyprexa Zydis orally disintegrating tablets are available the following strengths:
 
  • 5 mg
  • 10 mg
  • 15 mg
  • 20 mg.
     
A short-acting injectable form of Zyprexa is also available and is approved to treat agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar mania. A long-acting injectable form (Zyprexa Relprevv) is also available for the treatment of schizophrenia.
 

Alternatives to Zyprexa

There are several alternatives to Zyprexa for the treatment of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Other atypical antipsychotic medications for schizophrenia or bipolar disorder include:
 
Older, "typical" antipsychotics are also approved to treat schizophrenia. Haloperidol (Haldol®) and thioridazine (Mellaril®) are examples of typical antipsychotics.
 
Mood stabilizer bipolar medications (which are alternatives to Zyprexa for treating bipolar disorder) can include:
 
Not all of the medications listed above are approved to treat schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. However, they are commonly used "off-label" for the treatment of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
 
(Click Zyprexa Alternatives for more information, including non-medication alternatives.)
 
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