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olanzapine

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antipsychotics zyprexa Adult

olanzapine - What is it for

​Olanzapine belongs to a class of medicine known as the second generation antipsychotics.

It is used to treat symptoms of:

  • Psychosis (Including by not limited to symptoms of hallucinations, altered thought and emotions)
  • Bipolar disorder ( Alternating mood)

 

It may be given to you for other reasons. Do check with your doctor what you are taking this for.

 

olanzapine - Additional Information

​What are the things I need to know or look out for while on this medicine?

  • Avoid driving or any other activities that requires concentration until you see how this drug affects you.
  • Be careful in hot weather or while being active. Drink lots of fluids to stop fluid loss.
  • Inform your other healthcare professionals that you are on this medicine as well.
  • Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist before you take any other medicines or natural products.
  • Do not share your medicines with others.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about your medicine.

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