Advertisement

Who should take Zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Zyprexa (olanzapine) is used to treat adults and adolescents with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Zyprexa is approved only for people over the age of 13. Zyprexa is used in tandem with other medications to treat bouts of depression in adults with bipolar I disorder. Zyprexa may also treat a condition called treatment-resistant depression, which is diagnosed when the symptoms of depression persist even after a person has been treated with several other medications.

Continue Learning about Olanzapine

Can I smoke while taking olanzapine?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) is in a class of medications called atypical antipsychotics. It is used to ...
More Answers
How should I take olanzapine?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) is in a class of medications called atypical antipsychotics. It is used to ...
More Answers
What should I know about olanzapine extended release injections?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Olanzapine extended release injectable suspension should not be used by people who have dementia...
More Answers
Can I breast-feed while taking olanzapine?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) is in a class of medications called atypical antipsychotics. It is used to ...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.