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Can I drink alcohol while taking Zyprexa (olanzapine)?

You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking the antipsychotic medication Zyprexa (olanzapine).

Drinking alcohol may increase the feeling of sleepiness and other side effect that Zyprexa can cause.

Also, taking Zyprexa may impair your thinking or slow your reactions, so it may make it difficult for you to perform activities that require alertness or physical coordination, such as driving a car. Alcohol will make these symptoms worse.

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