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What is Zyprexa Relprevv?

Zyprexa Relprevv (olanzapine) is a prescription medication for the treatment of schizophrenia. It is part of a class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics -- drugs that avoid some of the side effects seen with the first generation of antipsychotics. It is given as an injection into the gluteal muscles and is used for long-term treatment.

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