Olanzapine Side Effects
Less Common Side Effects
There are other, less common side effects that can occur with olanzapine. These side effects occur in less than 5 percent of people taking the drug. For these side effects, it is difficult to tell whether the side effect is caused by olanzapine or something else.
These less common side effects include but are not limited to:
- Chest pain
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- A sore throat
- Vision changes
- Urinary tract infections (bladder infections or UTIs)
- Difficulty with bladder control
- Libido changes (an increased or decreased sex drive)
- Impotence (also known as erectile dysfunction or ED)
- Ejaculation problems (see Zyprexa Sexual Side Effects)
- Hair loss (see Zyprexa and Hair Loss)
- Dry skin
- Dry eyes
- Increased sweating
- High cholesterol.
It is possible that you may experience some or none of these olanzapine side effects explained above. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking olanzapine. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right" during treatment with this medicine. While it may not be a side effect, your healthcare provider should be able to diagnose and treat the problem.