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Can Zyprexa Relprevv interact with other medications or foods?

The schizophrenia medication Zyprexa Relprevv (olanzapine) can interact with many medications. These include:
  • the seizure medication carbamazepine (Tegretol, Equetro)
  • fluvoxamine (Luvox), a treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • omeprazole (Prilosec, Zegerid), used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane), a tuberculosis drug
  • all medications that depress the central nervous system
  • blood pressure drugs
  • drugs for Parkinson’s disease, such as levodopa
  • antianxiety drugs, such as lorazepam (Ativan) and diazepam (Valium)
Before you start taking Zyprexa Relprevv, tell your doctor about all your other medications (prescription and over-the-counter), as well as any vitamins or supplements you take. Once you're on Zyprexa Relprevv, don't start any new drug or supplement -- or stop taking any old one -- before talking with your doctor.

You should avoid alcoholic drinks while you're on Zyprexa Relprevv because alcohol can worsen some of the drug's side effects.

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