Zyprexa Warnings and Precautions
Some Zyprexa warnings and precautions to be aware of include potential drug interactions, the safety of taking Zyprexa while nursing or pregnant, and people who should not take Zyprexa at all (such as those who are allergic to Zyprexa or its inactive ingredients). A few of the conditions that you should tell your healthcare provider about prior to taking Zyprexa include seizures, diabetes, and epilepsy. To reduce the chances of drug interactions, you should also tell your healthcare provider about all of the drugs you are taking.
- An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
- A history of bowel blockage or obstruction
- Liver, kidney, or heart problems
- Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia
- Low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension)
- A history of breast cancer
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.