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Were you looking for information about Olanzapine? Olanzepine 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. If you happen to overdose on olanzapine, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of an olanzapine overdose could include agitation or aggressiveness, changes in speech or language, a fast heart rate (tachycardia), and sleepiness or passing out.
(To learn more, click Olanzapine. Topics covered in this article include how olanzapine works, possible side effects, when and how to take the medication, and more.)
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