Zyprexa is prescribed for treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Zyprexa is an atypical antipsychotic. Its main ingredient is Olanzapine. The medicine is prescribed for treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
It is recommended to take the medicine as it was prescribed by your doctor. Take it with a glass of water, with or without food. Do not exceed your dose.
Before starting your treatment with Zyprexa tell your doctor about all the conditions you may have especially about any allergy, liver, eye and kidney problems, bipolar confusion. Do not drink alcohol or smoke. Middle aged people can be more sensitive to the medicine.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women, children and patients with hypersensitivity to Zyprexa can't use the medicine.
Possible side effect
Side effects can be the following: dry mouth, dizziness, irritability, sedation, insomnia, urinary retention. Serious side effects are unlikely to occur. If you experience any side effect not listed above contact your doctor.
Zyprexa can interact with the following medicines: antibiotics, phenothiazines, diabetes medicines, high blood pressure medicines, omeprazole, medicines for Parkinson's disease, fluvoxamine.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time of the next intake just skip it and go back to your schedule.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine seek emergency medical help at once. The overdose symptoms are chest pain, nausea, irregular heartbeat, and feeling light-headed or fainting.
Store the medicine at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F 20-25 degrees C away from light and moisture.
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