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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 medication works by blocking or lessening the effects of several chemicals in the brain. In previous clinical studies of this drug for the treatment of schizophrenia, people taking it experienced improvements in their schizophrenia symptoms (including hallucinations and suspiciousness), compared to those not taking it.
Zyprexa comes in tablet form and is usually taken once a day. It is also available in tablets that are meant to dissolve rapidly in the mouth. These tablets are called Zyprexa Zydis® tablets. They do not need to be taken with water. Your dosage should be taken at the same time each day to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood. Injectable forms are also available.
Most people tolerate the drug well, but side effects may still occur. When side effects do occur, they are generally minor and easy to treat. Some of the more common side effects seen with this drug include dizziness, drowsiness, and constipation.
Seek medical attention immediately if you happen to overdose on Zyprexa. Symptoms of a Zyprexa overdose can include agitation or aggressiveness, changes in speech or language, a fast heart rate (tachycardia), and sleepiness or passing out.
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