Zyprexa is a medicine, which is used for treating such symptoms of psychotic conditions as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression).
Consult with your doctor before using Zyprexa.
- It’s recommended to drink more liquid while treatment with Zyprexa. Turn to your doctor for precept.
- Zyprexa is taken oral regardless to meal.
- Don’t stop taking Zyprexa even if you feel well. Do not miss any intake of medicine unless you doctor tells to do so.
If you have any questions about intake of Zyprexa, consult with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible.
In the case of missing an intake of Zyprexa, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular intake. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Keep Zyprexa at indoor temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Do not expose to heat, moisture, and light. Keep Zyprexa out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Zyprexa Safety information
The only contra-indication is allergy to any ingredient in Zyprexa.
Call your physician or hear care provider immediately if something of these happen with you.
- Do not drink alcohol beverages while taking Zyprexa.
- We do not recommend to drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to Zyprexa.
- Avoid overheating in hot weather or while your activity; heatstroke may occur.
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a possibly fatal syndrome that can be caused by Zyprexa . Symptoms may include fever; stiff muscles; confusion; abnormal thinking; fast or irregular heartbeat; and sweating. Contact your doctor immediately if you have any of these symptoms.
- It’s necessary to carry out laboratory tests,including fasting blood sugar levels and liver function, while taking Zyprexa. .Results of these tests display state of your health and presence of side effects. It is obligatory to follow all doctor and laboratory prescriptions.
- Some old patients and women who take Olanzapine feel muscle movements that they cannot control. The chance that this will happen or that it will become permanent is greater in those who take Zyprexa in higher doses or for a long time. Muscle problems may also occur after short-term treatment with low doses. Contact with your doctor right away, if you have muscle problems with your arms; legs; or your tongue, face, mouth, or jaw (eg, tongue sticking out, puffing of cheeks, mouth puckering, chewing movements) while taking Zyprexa.
- Zyprexa should be used with care for old people; they may be more sensitive to its side effects, especially uncontrolled muscle movements.
- Use Zyprexa with extreme care for children; safety and effectiveness for children are not reliable.
- If you are pregnant, consult with your doctor. You will have to discuss all advantages and risks of using Zyprexa while you are pregnant or breasfeeding because Zyprexa is found in breast milk and may cause harm to unborn or born baby.
Zyprexa Side effects
Consult with your physician if any of such most common side effects persist or become troublesome:
- dry mouth; increased appetite; indigestion;
- constipation; cough;
- dizziness; drowsiness;
- back or joint pain;
- lightheadedness; numbness or tingling of the skin;
- restlessness; sore throat; weakness; weight gain.
Contact with your health care provider immediately if any of these severe side effects apply to you.
- severe allergic reactions
- fever; increased saliva production or drooling; increased sweating;
- abnormal thoughts; decreased urination; fainting;
- fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat;
- chest pain; confusion;
- memory loss; menstrual changes; muscle pain, weakness, or stiffness.
Take Olanzapine only by doctor prescription (don’t give it to other people).
If you don’t feel better or even feel worse, consult with your physician.