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Olanzapine

Strengths

Olanzapine tablets are available in the following strengths:
 
  • Olanzapine 2.5 mg
  • Olanzapine 5 mg
  • Olanzapine 7.5 mg
  • Olanzapine 10 mg
  • Olanzapine 15 mg
  • Olanzapine 20 mg.
     
Zyprexa Zydis orally disintegrating tablets are available the following strengths:
 
  • Zyprexa Zydis 5 mg
  • Zyprexa Zydis 10 mg
  • Zyprexa Zydis 15 mg
  • Zyprexa Zydis 20 mg.
     
A short-acting injectable form of olanzapine is also available and is approved to treat agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar mania. A long-acting injectable form (Zyprexa Relprevv) is also available for the treatment of schizophrenia.
 

Alternatives to Olanzapine

There are several alternatives to olanzapine for the treatment of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Some other atypical antipsychotic medications for treating schizophrenia or bipolar disorder include:
 
Older, "typical" antipsychotics are also approved to treat schizophrenia. Haloperidol (Haldol®) and thioridazine (Mellaril®) are examples of typical antipsychotics.
 
Mood stabilizer bipolar medications (which are alternatives to olanzapine for treating bipolar disorder) can include:
  
Not all of the medications listed above are approved to treat schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. However, they are commonly used "off-label" for the treatment of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
 
(Click Zyprexa Alternatives for more information, including non-medication alternatives.)
 
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