Olanzapine is an antipsychotic medication that affects chemicals in the brain. Olanzapine is the active ingredient in the popular medication Zyprexa, and it is manufactured by the Apotex Corporation. It is used to treat certain mental and/or mood conditions (such as schizophrenia, bipolar mania, depression). You can order Olanzapine here for a fraction of its regular price! Olanzapine is also marketed as: ZyPREXA and ZyPREXA Zydis.
Olanzapine is used in the treatment of schizophrenia; insomnia; bipolar disorder; depression; obsessive compulsive disorder and belongs to the drug class atypical antipsychotics. Olanzapine is sometimes used together with other antipsychotic medications or antidepressants.
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Olanzapine can be taken with or without food.
Olanzapine is usually taken once a day. Olanzapine may be only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes counseling and other psychological support programs. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using Olanzapine. Do not stop taking Olanzapine suddenly without first talking to your doctor, even if you feel fine. You may have serious side effects if you stop taking Olanzapine suddenly.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using Olanzapine and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
Olanzapine may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Drinking alcohol can increase sleepiness caused by Olanzapine.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated. Drink plenty of fluids, especially in hot weather and during exercise. It is easier to become dangerously overheated and dehydrated while you are taking Olanzapine.
Before using Olanzapine, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing (such as cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to the side effects of Olanzapine.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Olanzapine.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.