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Who should not take Zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Do not take Zyprexa (olanzapine) if you have seizures, heart problems, breast cancer, suicidal thoughts, or are pregnant or breastfeeding. Zyprexa has not been approved for people under the age of 13. Although it is approved for teen use, studies show that many of the medication's possible negative side effects are more likely to occur in adolescents. Elderly adults who have dementia-related psychosis also should not take Zyprexa. Zyprexa can cause complications and death in people with dementia.

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