Drug: Zyprexa

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Zyprexa is the generic name of olanzapine, a medication primarily used for treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. This article provides an in-depth review of Zyprexa, its applications, probable side effects, and essentials for patients to know.


What is Zyprexa?


Zyprexa belongs to a class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics. It acts on specific neurotransmitters in the brain like dopamine as well as serotonin involved in mood regulation among other functions. The drug helps to stabilize these substances which result in the reduction of symptoms related to biopolar disorder or schizophrenia for instance hallucinations, delusions and extreme mood changes.


Uses of Zyprexa


The following conditions that are treatable with Zyprexa include:

  • Schizophrenia: Distorted thinking, perceptions and emotions characterize schizophrenia that can be relieved by administering Zyprexa.
  • Bipolar Disorder: For those suffering from bipolar disorder it helps in stabilizing their moods during mania episodes or mixed episodes.
  • Prevention of bipolar disorder relapse:In individuals having bipolar disorder who require maintenance therapy Zyprexan may therefore be instrumental in preventing recurrent mood episodes.

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