Also known as Zyprexa
Olanzapine (trade name Zyprexa or in combination with fluoxetine Symbyax) is an atypical antipsychotic, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Olanzapine is structurally similar to clozapine, but is classified as a thienobenzodiazepine. The olanzapine formulations are manufactured and marketed by the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company; the drug went generic in 2011. Sales of Zyprexa in 2008 were $2.2B in the US alone, and $4.7B in total.Source: Wikipedia
Estimated Total Cost: $535.62 for an average of 28 days supply
Patients are most commonly prescribed olanzapine to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depressive or psychotic symptoms, and psychotic disorder.
Patients taking olanzapine most commonly experience side effects like headache, insomnia, and weakness.
|Problems with movement|
|Increased heart rate|
|Shortness of breath|
|Muscle cramps, contractures, or spasms|
|Stiffness all over|
|Neck stiffness or tightness|
|Skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness|
|High blood pressure|
|Incontinence of stool|
|Urinary tract infection|