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Olanzapine Use in Children

Olanzapine is approved to treat schizophrenia and acute episodes of mania or mixed episodes in adolescents age 13 to 17 years old. It is also approved for use in combination with fluoxetine for treating depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder in children age 10 and older. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using olanzapine for children.

Off-Label Olanzapine Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend olanzapine for something other than the conditions discussed above. This is called an "off-label" use. Some examples of off-label olanzapine uses include:
  • Treatment of behavior problems in elderly people with dementia
  • Treatment of other behavior problems
  • Treating cluster headaches.
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