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Zyprexa (Olanzapine) is also know by the generic name Olanzapine and can be prescribed to relieve symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Olanzapine is a atypical antipsychotic and helps reduce hallucinations by balancing chemicals in the brain. Olanzapine also helps you develop more positive self talk and allow you to feel less agitated.
This medication is usually taken orally with or without food once a day. You doctor may prescribe a low dose of Zyprexa and increase the dose until it is optimal for treatment. During this time follow the doctors explicit instruction to ensure you are taking the correct dose. This medication is best used regularly over time to get the maximum effect. You should continue to take this medication even if you are feeling better.
Before taking Zyprexa (Olanzapine) speak with your doctor regarding known allergies as there are ingredients that can induce an allergic reaction. Tell your doctor about prior medical conditions or any condition relating to liver problems, seizures, dementia, glaucoma, intestinal diseases, and any history diabetes. Disclose any medications you are taking along with any supplements to ensure there are no interactions while taking Zyprexa (Olanzapine).
You may feel dizzy, drowsy or have blurred vision. Do not operate heavy machinery or drive a vehicle until you know it is safe to do so. Avoid alcohol and cannabis as they can exasperate the dizzying effects. Speak with your doctor about the acceptable limits of these substances.
Zyprexa (Olanzapine) may not allow your body to sweat as much during treatment. Take care to avoid heat stroke by staying hydrated and out of the sun. Spend less time in hot areas like hot tubs and avoid cases where you are overexerting your self with physical activity. If you do overheat see a colder space to allow you body can cool down. If you become dizzy, develop a headache or fever that does not go away seek medical help right away.
This medication may increase your blood sugar levels and can worsen cases of diabetes. In some cases weight gain can occur and further increase blood cholesterol levels. Be sure to check your blood sugar levels regularly and speak with your doctor regarding the risk involved while taking Zyprexa.
Some side effects can include: akathisia (an inability to sit still), unusual/uncontrolled movements (tardive dyskinesia), constipation, headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, tiredness, restlessness, weight gain (more likely in teenagers), increased appetite, memory problems, stomach pain or upset, loss of bladder control, back pain, pain in your arms or legs, numbness or tingly feeling, breast swelling or discharge (in women or men), dry mouth, or missed menstrual periods.
Speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help managing any side effects that become too severe during your treatment with Zyprexa (Olanzapine).
Q: Can I take Zyprexa while pregnant?
A: You should consult your doctor to discuss the risk involved with taking Zyprexa while pregnant. This medication can pass into the breast milk of a nursing mother. It is recommended to consult with your doctor before using this medication while breast feeding.
Q: How should I store Zyprexa?
A: This should be stored at room temperature away from children and pets. Never dispose this medication in wastewater. If you are unsure of how to safely dispose unwanted or expired medications speak with your local pharmacist for disposal options.
Q: What if I miss a dose?
A: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If your missed does is close to your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the scheduled dose to avoid double dosing
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