Zyprexa Safety

Although most people tolerate Zyprexa® (olanzapine) well, this medication is not suitable for everyone.
Before starting treatment with Zyprexa, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have and any other medications you are taking (including non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements). For instance, you may not be able to take Zyprexa safely if you have certain medical conditions, such as glaucoma, diabetes, or epilepsy.
Other safety precautions with Zyprexa apply to people with certain allergies (including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives) and to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, Zyprexa can cause certain side effects. Some of the most common side effects of the medication include:
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Weight gain
  • Dizziness.
(Click Zyprexa Side Effects and Zyprexa Warnings and Precautions for a closer look at other safety concerns with Zyprexa, including information on what to tell your doctor before taking this medication and details about potentially serious side effects that may require immediate medical care.)
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