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Zyprexa Helps Treat the Following Conditions:

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that often manifests in disabling symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions. Patients may also experience difficulty in understanding information and making decisions. Symptoms usually start in late teens to young adulthood.

Bipolar Disorder

People with bipolar disorder experience unusual shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels. Moods range from extremely elevated to depressive. Also known as manic-depressive illness, this condition often involves changes in sleep pattern and unusual behavior.

There are four basic types of bipolar disorder: bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, cyclothymia, and unspecified bipolar disorder.

Depression

Depression is a mood disorder that manifests in feelings of tiredness, loss of interest, sleep disturbances, and anxiety. People usually have trouble carrying out everyday activities and may feel like life is not worth living. Depression may require long-term treatment involving medications and psychotherapy.

Zyprexa Active Ingredient

Zyprexa contains the active ingredient olanzapine, which belongs to a class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics. These newer medications are less likely to produce some of the negative side effects associated with the first generation of antipsychotics, also known as typical antipsychotics.

Zyprexa in the News

Eli Lilly Updates Label Warning for Zyprexa

Eli Lilly, the maker of Zyprexa, has introduced label changes to better inform patients about the medication’s side effects.

The changes include warnings on weight gain, as well as higher levels of triglycerides and cholesterol. They also include a disclaimer about elevated blood sugar.

The company has acknowledged that the drug appears to cause high blood sugar more than other atypical antipsychotic medicines for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

It has also been noted that patients who take Zyprexa continue to gain weight for as long as two years after starting therapy. According to the labels, one in every six Zyprexa users will gain more than 33 pounds within two years of use.

Source: http://www.schizophrenia.com/sznews/archives/005617.html#

Olanzapine Helps Prevent Nausea and Vomiting Caused by Chemotherapy

A new medical trial – funded by the National Cancer Institute – has found that Zyprexa, an antipsychotic drug, can help to prevent nausea and vomiting in chemotherapy patients.

The first group received Zyprexa, along with three standard anti-nausea medications. The rest of the patients received a placebo together with the three anti-nausea drugs.

Patients who had received olanzapine were less likely to experience nausea and vomiting, compared to patients who had received the placebo.

The findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine

https://www.cancer.gov/news-events/cancer-currents-blog/2016/olanzapine-chemotherapy-nausea

Zyprexa General Information

Overview

Zyprexa is prescribed to patients who suffer from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It contains the active ingredient olanzapine which helps decrease hallucinations. Many patients discover they are able to think more clearly, feel calmer, and have a more positive outlook on life.

Zyprexa may also be used in combination with other medication in patients with depression.

Warnings

Zyprexa is not approved for the treatment of dementia-related behavior problems.

Older adults with dementia who take this drug have a slightly higher risk of serious side effects, such as stroke, heart failure, irregular heartbeat, and pneumonia.

Those using Zyprexa in combination treatment for depression should understand how to safely use all prescribed medications.

The information on this page is not a replacement for a consultation with a physician, qualified to treat this condition and prescribe medication. The information is supplied by a third party, independent from this website and only serves to raise awareness about this condition and point out basic information regarding treatment.

The website cannot take responsibility for the reliability or medical efficacy of the information provided. As mentioned above, patients should seek medical attention to ensure effective and safe treatment.

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How to Use Zyprexa

Zyprexa should be taken exactly as prescribed by a doctor. The dosage depends on the patient’s condition, age, and response to treatment.

Most patients are prescribed one daily oral dose. To reduce the risk of side effects, some patients are asked to start the medication at a lower dose, increasing it gradually. It is important to follow the doctor’s instructions carefully.

It is necessary to use Zyprexa regularly in order to experience its full benefit. To prevent forgetting, patients are advised to take this medication at the same time each day. Patients should continue taking Zyprexa even if they feel well. Stopping this medication must happen only under the guidance of the treating physician.

Patients should notify their doctor in the event their condition worsens.

Precautions

Before starting treatment patients need to discuss the possibility of allergic reactions to Zyprexa.

It is vital to discuss the patient’s medical history, especially heart disease, liver disease, low white blood cell count, dementia, or seizures. Patients should also report whether they smoke or have conditions like sleep apnea, difficulty swallowing, urination issues, and stomach problems like an intestinal blockage or paralytic ileus.

Eye problems like narrow-angle glaucoma should also be reported, as well as a family or personal history of diabetes or high cholesterol.

Zyprexa may cause dizziness or drowsiness. While taking this medication, patients should not drive, use machinery, or perform other tasks requiring alertness until the effects of the medication are known. Avoid alcoholic beverages and discuss marijuana use with your doctor.

Patients preparing for surgery or certain dental procedures should inform their doctor or dentist about all medicines, supplements, and herbal products they are taking.

Some patients taking this medication may find that they sweat less. This increases the likelihood of heat stroke. On hot days, patients should drink plenty of fluids and avoid exercising or performing any other activities that may cause them to overheat. Using hot tubs should be avoided.

In the event of overheating, patients should take immediate steps to cool down and rest. Seek immediate medical attention if symptoms of serious overheating – mood changes, headache, or dizziness – persist.

Teenagers may be more sensitive to certain negative side effects of Zyprexa, especially weight gain. They are also more at risk of developing increased cholesterol, triglycerides, and prolactin levels.

Older adults taking Zyprexa are likely to be more sensitive to certain negative side effects, especially constipation, trouble urinating, and confusion. There is also an elevated risk of experiencing drowsiness, dizziness, and lightheadedness, which increases the risk of falling.

This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Women who are pregnant – or planning to become pregnant – should discuss the safe use of Zyprexa with their doctors. Untreated problems such as schizophrenia can be a serious condition, and patients should not stop the medication unless directed by their doctor.

In rare cases, babies born to mothers using this medication in the last trimester may develop symptoms such as muscle stiffness, shakiness, drowsiness, constant crying, feeding problems, or breathing difficulties. Parents should contact a physician right away if they notice such symptoms in their newborn.

Zyprexa passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on nursing infants. Mothers should consult their doctor before they begin breastfeeding.

Zyprexa Missed Dose

Patients who miss a dose of Zyprexa should take it as soon as they remember. If this happens near the time for the next dose, patients should skip the missed dose and proceed as usual. Patients should not double up on the dose in order to catch up.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change the way Zyprexa works and may increase the risk of side effects. Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss all medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor.

Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless their physician advises them to do so.

Some medications like the heartburn drug Reglan may negatively interact with Zyprexa.

Patients who smoke or take the anticonvulsant carbamazepine should inform their doctor as both affect the metabolism of Zyprexa and reduce concentrations of Zyprexa in the body.

Patients should also inform their doctor if they use other products which cause drowsiness, like opioid pain and cough relievers like codeine or hydrocodone. Alcohol or marijuana have the same effect, as do drugs for sleep and anxiety like alprazolam, lorazepam, and zolpidem.

Muscle relaxants like carisoprodol and cyclobenzaprine – as well as antihistamines like Zyrtec and Benadryl – may also cause drowsiness. Patients should check the labels of all allergy and cough-and-cold products for ingredients that may cause drowsiness, and discuss the safe use of such products with their pharmacist.

Zyprexa Side Effects

Most patients are able to use Zyprexa safely without serious side effects.

Some patients may experience drowsiness, dizziness, and lightheadedness. This increases the risk of falling, so patients should get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. Dry mouth, upset stomach, constipation, increased appetite, and weight gain are additional common side effects.

It is important to inform the treating physician of serious side effects like difficulty swallowing or urinating, severe stomach pain, tremors, slow heartbeat, and fainting. Sleep apnea, numbness of the arms or legs, and yellowing skin or eyes should be reported immediately. Patients should also monitor for mental changes, such as confusion and restlessness.

In rare cases, Zyprexa may increase blood sugar levels, a concern for diabetic patients. Diabetic patients should check blood sugar regularly and may need to adjust their medication, exercise program, and diet. All patients should monitor for symptoms of high blood sugar, such as increased thirst and urination.

Some patients may experience significant weight gain and a rise in blood cholesterol and/or triglycerides. The risk is especially pronounced in teenagers. Coupled with pre-existing diabetes, this may increase the risk of heart disease.

In some patients, there is a rare possibility of developing tardive dyskinesia, which causes involuntary, repetitive body movements. In some cases, the condition may be permanent. Patients should notify their doctor in the event they notice any unusual movements, especially in the face, mouth, tongue, arms, or legs.

This medicine may increase levels of the hormone prolactin produced by the body. In women, this can lead to unwanted production of breast milk, irregular periods, or difficulty conceiving. Men may experience decreased sexual ability, enlarged breasts, or an inability to produce sperm. Patients should report these symptoms immediately to their doctor.

Patients who experience a seizure should seek immediate medical assistance.

Zyprexa may rarely cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), a very serious and possibly life-threatening condition. Patients should seek immediate medical help if they experience sweating, fever, muscle stiffness, severe tiredness, and severe confusion. Additional NMS symptoms include irregular heartbeat, dark urine, and changes in the amount of urine.

Serious allergic reactions to Zyprexa are rare, yet patients should be aware of symptoms including rash, itching and swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.

Storage

Zyprexa should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.

Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly and should not be poured into drains or flushed down the toilet. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.

Zyprexa Drug Information

  • Zyprexa Overview

    Olanzapine is used to treat certain mental/mood conditions (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder). It may also be used in combination with other medication to treat depression. Zyprexa can help to decrease hallucinations and help you to think more clearly and positively about yourself, feel less agitated, and take a more active part in everyday life. Olanzapine belongs to a class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics. It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain. Talk to the doctor about the risks and benefits of treatment (especially when used by teenagers). See also Precautions section.

  • Zyprexa Warnings

    There may be a slightly increased risk of serious, possibly fatal side effects (such as stroke, heart failure, fast/irregular heartbeat, pneumonia) when Zyprexa is used by older adults with dementia. Zyprexa is not approved for the treatment of dementia-related behavior problems. Discuss the risks and benefits of Zyprexa, as well as other effective and possibly safer treatments for dementia-related behavior problems, with the doctor. If you are using olanzapine in combination with other medication to treat depression, also carefully read the drug information for the other medication.

  • How to Use Zyprexa

    Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking olanzapine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take Zyprexa by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. The Dosage of Zyprexa is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start Zyprexa at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Take Zyprexa regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking Zyprexa as prescribed even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Zyprexa without consulting your doctor. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

  • Zyprexa Precautions

    Before taking olanzapine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Zyprexa, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,liver problems, seizures, difficulty swallowing, low white blood cell count, dementia, difficulty urinating (for example, due to enlarged prostate), glaucoma (narrow angle), stomach/intestinal disease (such as blockage, paralytic ileus), smoking, personal or family history of diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol/triglyceride levels, breathing trouble during sleep (sleep apnea). Zyprexa may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Zyprexa may make you sweat less, making you more likely to get heat stroke. Avoid doing things that may cause you to overheat, such as hard work or exercise in hot weather, or using hot tubs. When the weather is hot, drink a lot of fluids and dress lightly. If you overheat, quickly look for a place to cool down and rest. Get medical help right away if you have a fever that does not go away, mental/mood changes, headache, or dizziness. Teenagers may be more sensitive to the side effects of Zyprexa, especially weight gain, and also increased amounts of cholesterol, triglycerides, and prolactin. See also Side Effects section for more details. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Zyprexa, especially drowsiness, constipation, trouble urinating, confusion, dizziness, and lightheadedness. Drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, and lightheadedness can increase the risk of falling. During pregnancy, Zyprexa should be used only when clearly needed. Babies born to mothers who have used Zyprexa during the last 3 months of pregnancy may rarely develop symptoms including muscle stiffness or shakiness, drowsiness, feeding/breathing difficulties, or constant crying. If you notice any of these symptoms in your newborn especially during their first month, tell the doctor right away. Since untreated mental/mood problems (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression) can be a serious condition, do not stop taking Zyprexa unless directed by your doctor. If you are planning pregnancy, become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, immediately discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Zyprexa during pregnancy. Zyprexa passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Tell the doctor right away if your baby develops symptoms such as muscle stiffness or shakiness, unusual sleepiness, or difficulty feeding. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

  • Zyprexa Misdose

    If you miss a dose of Zyprexa, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

  • Zyprexa Interactions

    Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.metoclopramide. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness such as opioid pain or cough relievers (such as codeine, hydrocodone), alcohol, marijuana (cannabis), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, lorazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants (such as carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine), or antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine). Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergy or cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.

  • Zyprexa Side Effects

    Drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, stomach upset, dry mouth, constipation, increased appetite, or weight gain may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Dizziness and lightheadedness can increase the risk of falling. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. Remember that your doctor has prescribed Zyprexa because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Zyprexa do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects,difficulty swallowing, shaking (tremor), slow heartbeat, fainting, mental/mood changes (such as confusion, restlessness), numbness/tingling of arms/legs, yellowing eyes/skin, severe stomach/abdominal pain, trouble urinating, interrupted breathing during sleep. Zyprexa may rarely make your blood sugar rise, which can cause or worsen diabetes. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of high blood sugar such as increased thirst/urination. If you already have diabetes, check your blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with your doctor. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet. Zyprexa may also cause significant weight gain and a rise in your blood cholesterol (or triglyceride) levels, especially in teenagers. These effects, along with diabetes, may increase your risk for developing heart disease. Discuss the risks and benefits of treatment with your doctor. (See also Notes section.) Olanzapine may rarely cause a condition known as tardive dyskinesia. In some cases, this condition may be permanent. Tell your doctor right away if you develop any unusual/uncontrolled movements (especially of the face, lips, mouth, tongue, arms or legs). Zyprexa may increase a certain natural substance (prolactin) made by your body. For females, this increase in prolactin may result in unwanted breast milk, missed/stopped periods, or difficulty becoming pregnant. For males, it may result in decreased sexual ability, inability to produce sperm, or enlarged breasts. If you develop any of these symptoms, tell your doctor right away. Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects,seizures. Zyprexa may rarely cause a very serious condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS).fever, muscle stiffness/pain/tenderness/weakness, severe tiredness, severe confusion, sweating, fast/irregular heartbeat, dark urine, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine). A very serious allergic reaction to Zyprexa is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,fever, swollen lymph nodes, rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

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  • Zyprexa Storage

    Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

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