The pills of Zyprexa come in the round shape of white, yellow, blue or pink colors depending on the dosage and the producer. The usual dosages for one tablet, which contains olanzapine, are 5 and 10 mg. The medicine belongs to the group of antipsychotic remedies. Its active component is olanzapine.
Zyprexa is an antipsychotic drug with a wide pharmacological spectrum of effects on several receptor systems. This medicine is prescribed if the patient has an acute form of schizophrenia and other psychoses, accompanied by pronounced positive (delirium, hallucinations, thinking disorders, hostility, suspiciousness) or negative (the dull affect, an emotional and social fencing, poor speech activity) symptoms. Also, in case there are secondary affective symptoms against schizophrenia and related disorders.
The leaflet provided with the package offers basic information on how to administer the pills of Zyprexa. The optimal dosage regimen is determined by the doctor. Discuss the dosage with your physician and make sure to follow his exact prescriptions.
This drug has a set of side effects for health if used any differently from doctor's orders. Side effects can be various, for example:
- weight gain;
- dry mouth;
- peripheral edema.
During the treatment period, caution should be exercised in activities associated with the need for concentration and high speed of psychomotor reactions.
We did not provide a full list of side reactions. If you have any suspicious manifestations, consult with your attending doctor.