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Were you looking for information about Olanzapine? Olanzapina is a common misspelling of olanzapine.
Olanzapine (Zyprexa®) is a drug that is licensed to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. When combined with the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac®), it is also approved to treat bipolar depression and treatment-resistant depression. This medication works by blocking or lessening the effects of several chemicals in the brain. However, olanzapine is not a cure for bipolar disorder or schizophrenia; it only controls the symptoms of these conditions.
Olanzapine comes in tablet form and is usually taken once a day; injectable forms are also available. As with any drug, side effects are possible. Some of the more common side effects seen with this drug include dizziness, drowsiness, and constipation. A few of the factors that can affect the amount your healthcare provider prescribes include the medical condition being treated and the severity of your condition.
(Click Olanzapine to read more about this drug. Topics covered in this article include dosing guidelines, possible side effects, things to discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment, and more. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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