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Zyprexa Zydis is also known by the generic name Olanzapine and be prescribed to treat certain mood disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic that helps restore the balance of your brain chemistry to reduce hallucinations, allow a positive outlook for yourself, and make you feel less agitated.
Zyprexa Zydis typically comes in a blister pack that requires you to peel off the backing foil to access the drug. Avoid pushing the tablet through the blister pack in case you damage the tablet. Take care that you wash your hands before you remove the foil from the back of the the blister pack. Place the tablet in your mouth and let it dissolve on your tongue, then swallow the pill with or without food or liquid.
Your Zypexa dosage and schedule will be decided by your doctor based off your current condition and your response to the treatment. You must take this medication regularly to see the best results, and you should not stop taking the medication even if you feel better.
Zyprexa Zydis may have ingredients that could induce an allergic reaction. Speak with your doctor regarding known allergies or sensitivities before using this medication. Additionally you should consult your doctor about prior medical conditions relating to liver problems, seizures, dementia, difficulty swallowing, glaucoma, intestinal disease, history of diabetes, and sleep anpea. Disclose any medications or supplements you are taking to ensure there are no interactions while taking Zyprexa Zydis.
This medication 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 allow your body can cool down in a cold space. If you become dizzy develop a headache or fever that does not go away seek medical help right away.
You may feel dizzy, drowsy while taking Zyprexa Zydis. 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.
Some side effects can include: akathisia (an inability to sit still), 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 Zydis.
Q: Can I take Zyprexa Zydis while pregnant?
A: You should consult your doctor to discuss the risk involved with taking Requip 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 Zydis?
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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