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Olanzapine (Zyprexa)

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.

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Estimated Total Cost: $535.62 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed olanzapine to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depressive or psychotic symptoms, and psychotic disorder.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take olanzapine if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

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