Olanzapine-An 10mg 28 (Zyprexa)



Zyprexa containing the active ingredient olanzapine is considered an atypical antipsychotics type of medication.


It works by blocking dopamine and serotonin receptors in the brain to restore mental balance. The medication can be used to treat symptoms of certain mental and mood conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in adults and teenagers above the age of 13.


Zyprexa is usually taken orally once per day unless otherwise directed by a doctor. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patient's condition and their response to the therapy. To reduce the risk of side effects, your health care provider may choose to start you on a low dose and gradually increase the dosage.

Adverse Effects

Patients using Zyprexa may encounter unwanted side effects such as:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Upset stomach
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased appetite and weight

Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:

  • Tremors
  • Signs of infection
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased sex drive or performance
  • Vision problems
  • Irregular heartbeat