About Zyprexa

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About Zyprexa

The active substance is Olanzapine

Form release and composition

Issued in two forms. In the form of tablets of 2.5; 5 and 10 mg. Packed in a blister for 7 pcs. There are 4 blisters in the box. In the form of powder for the preparation of solutions.

Indications for use

Zyprexa is recommended for use in the following diseases:

  • The acute form of schizophrenia or other psychosis, accompanied by pronounced positive symptoms – hallucinations, delusions and thinking disorders, suspiciousness and hostility.
  • The acute form of schizophrenia or other psychosis, accompanied by pronounced negative symptoms – poverty or lack of speech activity, social and emotional isolation, the weakening of emotional reactions, insensibility.
  • Secondary affective symptoms, developing against a background of concomitant mental disorder or schizophrenia.

Instructions for use Zyprexa (route of administration and dosage)

Tablets are taken orally. The drug is started with 10 mg once a day. Subsequently, the dose may mg/day to 20 mg/day.
The powder is dissolved with water for injection, the prepared solution is injected intramuscularly. Do not administer intravenously or subcutaneously. Use the solution within 1 hour. A dose of 10 mg is recommended as an injection once, the second injection is given after 2 hours. To continue treatment, the drug mg/day in tablets at a dose of 5-20 mg/day.

Potential Zyprexa side effects may include:

Zyprexa used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Lucille F. Finley says:
    4.5 rating

    Zyprexa for Anorexia

    When I was in the hospital from November to February, I was urged to take Zyprexa because I was told that it would stop this constant thinking about eating. I agreed after a days of massive pressure and had the next day with a kind of inability to speak, as well as severe fatigue. I was concealed all the side effects – including the Apetitssteigerung (but not used) and the massive increase in weight (did not happen)

    Side effects: Fatigue
  2. Natasha H. Seabolt says:
    4.5 rating

    Zyprexa for Obsessive compulsive disorder

    I got Zyprexa against compulsory acts. I should rest with it. For me BPS is based on the most extreme anxiety and panic attacks, which drove me almost insane and the constraints became more extreme. Suicidal thoughts have been with me since my childhood. I can control her pretty well now, but she does not want to. Have already several suicide attempts behind me. And now Zyprexa? I do not know why, but everywhere, where in the mode of action is strongly sedating, everything seems just totally the opposite. I do not get a bit quiet, can not sleep, take against restlessness and panic Alprazolam. The side effects of Zyprexa have been enough for me these days. I will drop it today without a doctor. Because I noticed and again expected that, just like with countless antidepressants, which should act as a sedentary, just this effect never occurred, but this sufficient side effects and especially increased suicidal thoughts that go so far or go, that I already I’m back at the plan. I’m already chronically suicidal anyway, and I do not have to give it that extra. At some point you just give up. What else should one take? Have also read a lot of testimonials on Zyprexa, which strengthens me in my decision, and before I take this stuff over months or even years and then undergo a withdrawal, I prefer to stop it sooner. Withdrawal is nothing nice, I’ve got through with Benzos. So do not have to go through the same again with Zyprexa.

    Side effects: Suicidal ideation; Insomnia
  3. Keith P. Crowe says:
    3.0 rating

    Zyprexa for Obsessive compulsive disorder

    Is a Medikanment with which I could work well. Belongs next to Tabor to the only drugs, which I associate with positive thoughts. It also strengthens the spirits. Forced thoughts were very quickly very limited. The package size was impractical, 10 weeks ration are stupid, 12 weeks would be much more practical (because of appointments with the doctor). Weight gain was acceptable at the first time, 1 kg per month. Wide feet have remained (from 45 to 46). The second time, I had to drop it after 5 weeks, because I have gained 2 kilos per week and I could hardly limit my passions. Initially buying spree, then increased urge for beer, and cigarettes, and sweets, 500 gram cake in the evening no problem. Since I stopped smoking with Champix, I had to sell Zyprexa, the addiction pressure was almost unbearable. No withdrawal symptoms. Instead of Zyprexa, I now regularly play brain jogging, at least as well. Do not laugh, try it!

  4. Francis K. Wegner says:
    5.0 rating

    Zyprexa for Schizophrenia; Obsessive compulsive disorder

    At first I only got (inpatient) Zyprexa prescribed-whereby the medical doctor who had also-as it seemed to me-had used out of a trial mood paired with helplessness. But he did a little luck with it. At least if you have already tried almost all atypicals with mostly strong side effects (like constant resting heart rate above 100 (with Seroquel), restlessness (with Solian), parkinsonoid (with Abilify and Risperdal).) Then again about 6 weeks after the inpatient discharge psychotic I then spent more than three years tinkering with the dose of Zyprexa (between 5mg-30mg) in order to deal with the remaining compulsive impulses, but on this Zyprexa had no effect, so I started taking Lorazepam ( However, this has only dampened the fears associated with the obsessive-compulsive impulses / thoughts.Finally, I have discontinued the antidepressant Cymbalta before half-a-half (actually unsuitable for schizophrenia with obsessive-compulsive impulses) and replaced with sertraline (also here maximum ambulant dose 200mg) and that has then completely shot down my bird he rarely (not at all) in frightening situations of coercion and have for a half year a constant dose of 10mg Zyprexa, 200mg Sertraline and 2mg Lorazepam (Tavor). Since then, I have no more mental limitations and do not waste any time trying out anything new, let alone rummaging back on the dose (that’s pure poison!). Note, of course, I also had the strong compulsory weight gain of Zyprexa: from 60Kg on up to 82kg – today I am constantly between 73kg-75kg.

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  5. Estella P. Hernandez says:
    4.0 rating

    Zyprexa for Depression

    I take Cypralex 15 mg and Zyprexa 5 mg since May 2010 because of my depression. At first I just took the Cypralex. what I’ve done well and to Seroquel to sleep. Had only mild Muselkrämpfe of the Seroquel, but had little effect against my sleep difficulties. My psychiatrist then switched me to Zypralex. Since then I’ve gained 12 pounds! Am constantly tired during the day, although I sleep for 8 to 9 hours. Feel like getting whipped up, which may be due to the confused nightmares I’ve had since Zyprexa. Have 4 weeks ago made a weaning attempt, which has led to total insomnia, dizziness and palpitations. Take it again. But I really want to get rid of it and will try again soon. Can only advise against it.

  6. Elda C. Schneider says:
    4.5 rating

    These tablets have made me dependent ….. were always increased … if one did not help anymore then came the next … from Zyprexa I took so much .. bis140 kg! And crashed into the next Depphiphase …. Everything poison …. I found a very good therapist at that time … I’m now only very seldom Depirivious … from time to fear … but now tablet-free … .Diese Odysee went over 20 years, now I’m 42! In between … Hospital stays … Suicide endangered .. Dependent … a hammer after the other … tried so many tablets … had always brought relief. .ne time … but fear never went away … tablets have just pulled a veil over it !!! Nah …. I’m glad I made this withdrawal on my own … From Paroxat, Paroxetine, Diazepam, Haloperitol, Lexotanil and many more … everything was there !!! How remotely run through the area … completely haphazard … that was no life!

    Side effects: Dependence; Suicidal ideation
  7. Jerry K. Frick says:
    3.5 rating

    Zyprexa for Psychosis

    I’ve been taking Zyprexa for two months now. I have had more than bad experiences with it. I grew enormously, feeling sluggish, lethargic, almost all the time. At a later date, speech disorders were added. In addition, I have many of the side effects mentioned in the leaflet with me: weakness, slight tremors, anxiety, very poor liver enzymes, …

  8. Kevin L. Calhoun says:
    3.5 rating

    Zyprexa for Psychosis

    Weight gain about 15 kg in 15 years, type 1 diabetes is 13 years. Problems with diabetes adjustment. From 10 mg dizziness, digestive problems, drowsiness, severe fears. But note that I need the dosage. Since 2002 not a heavy boost. Pendle between 7.5 and 10mg. Should be switched to Seroquel because of diabetes. I do not know exactly how to make this change. Maybe I have considered in day clinic. Who has experience?

  9. Anna M. Mendenhall says:
    5.0 rating

    Zyprexa for Sleep disorders

    After being put into psychotic state due to current sleep deprivation caused by psychoterror of my ex-husband, I was deported by him to psychiatry and unreflectively classified by the local doctors as allegedly manic and sedated with Zyprexa. I was told that I was terminally ill and now I have to take it all my life because otherwise I’ll be permanently in psychiatry (iatrogenic Noxe). Already after 3 weeks I felt severe side effects, which I was never informed, especially so-called extrapyramidal motor disorders (EPS), starting with tasikinesia, then akathisia. It was no longer possible for me to sit for even 5 seconds, I had to walk around daily for up to 16 hours to relieve myself, standing still was impossible, I could not even endure more than 2 subway stations. Every day I got a severe panic attack, which I noticed a self-alienation and could not assign these disorders for lack of information. It’s logical. The otherwise with me very good spatial thinking was quickly so limited that I could go only on my known ways, traveling was impossible, and I was after 2 months for months completely unfit for work (architect). Strong weight gain followed, photosensitivity (I could not stay in the sone anymore). An eosinophilia occurred, insomnia and tremor appeared, and strong feelings of anxiety (because of the personality changes / self-alienation and the EPS, which I did not even know by name). Despite all signs of EPS and my search for help in the hospital I was ignored for months, I was given against the EPS Temesta, but I had to sell after 4 weeks because of dependence risk, with the heavy EPS I was left alone. I was constantly tired, had hardly any impetus and fell into an akinetic Abulic syndrome. Because of the serious side effects, and because I was only able to walk in circles all the time because of the EPS, so I could not concentrate on anything anymore, I finally did not want to live anymore. After 6 months of suffering, a hospital doctor who made me suffer for months then deposed Zyprexa. This was followed by a drug withdrawal of several months, which was mainly with sleep disorders, restlessness, tremor, listlessness and digestive problems. The EPS were completely gone after weaning after 4 (!) Days, I wonder today why I had to go such a long ordeal. I took a tardive dyskinesia because I took the drug for 6 months. This manifests itself in occasional uncontrolled leg twitching, sometimes with a short screwing motion, and twitching in the facial muscles, none of which I ever had before taking Zyprexa.

  10. Tonia J. Davis says:
    4.5 rating

    Zyprexa for Depression

    I have been taking Zyprexa since September 2010. I got the drug in closed psychiatry. At the beginning of treatment I had dizziness and great apettit. I had a constant feeling of hunger and was not fed up at all. My starting dose was 10 mg / day. One year later, in the summer of 2011, I tried for the first time to sneak away Zyprexa due to side effects. I was totally stunned, had no feelings and total loss of libido. I slowly reduced it, from 10 mg to 7.5 mg, 5 mg, 2.5 mg, 1 month each, and then I completely shed Zyprexa. In the beginning it was still fine, but when I was 2.5 mg, I felt dogs miserable. I had strong convulsions when falling asleep and waking up, even cramping while falling asleep and dyskinesia when waking up. These were spasmodic twitches throughout my body that I could not control. I also had sleep problems and diarrhea. When I completely deposed Zyprexa of 2.5mg, which was probably too fast, I had breathlessness. My stomach was so inflated that I could not breathe properly. I was so sick of the withdrawal symptoms that I became severely depressed and had suicidal thoughts. Wg. The shortness of breath, I even had to call the ambulance. Then I took Zyprexa again on the advice of a psychiatrist in the university hospital and increased until the withdrawal symptoms were gone. The most persistent were the dyskinesias. The result was that I ended up taking 15 mg Zyprexa, not just 10 mg as before. In 2011, I tried 2x to drop off Zyprexa, with the same serious withdrawal symptoms. In September 2012, I had to go to the clinic for alcohol withdrawal and had the Zyprexa reduced from 15 mg to 5 mg / day. This was still reasonably good, i. I had diarrhea for over 6 weeks. I had the family doctor examine a stool sample to rule out another cause of the diarrhea. In December 2012, I further reduced to 2.5 mg and had again falling asleep and waking very strong cramps, twitching, throughout the body and sometimes even on the face, these were dyskinesias and diarrhea again. The cramps were uncontrollable and only got better when I got out of bed and did gymnastics. The dyskinesia were gone after breakfast. Then I raised myself again to 15 mg. The result was that I still had mild cramps when falling asleep and waking up. When waking up, the cramps were worse and lasted longer than falling asleep. On 18.01.2013 I tried again and again reduced to 5 mg. I had the convulsions unchanged. Yesterday I further reduced to 2.5 mg and took on the recommendation of the pharmacist 400 mg of magnesium per day. That helped me, the cramps got better, but of course I’m not free of it. I still have diarrhea. I am very worried that the dyskinesia will get even worse as I reduced it to 2.5 mg only yesterday. Since I reduced to 2.5 mg, I also have sleep problems, fall asleep and wake up every 2 hours. I told my psychiatrist from the University of Dyskinesia that he was completely at a loss and said I am the first patient to report this. I reduce the Zyprexa only after at least 2-3 months, provided that I no longer have any withdrawal symptoms. Then I try to halve the 2.5 mg with the kitchen knife to 1.25 mg. I wish I had never got the devil’s stuff. The psychiatrist, who originally gave me this in the hospital (closed psychiatry) because of a trauma, I would like to sue. The Zyprexa totally stunned me, I had no feelings at all, no positives either. My libido was also lost and my orgasm ability. I felt completely empty inside. I can only warn everyone. Today I have 25 kg overweight of the stuff.

  11. Roderick C. West says:
    3.5 rating

    Zyprexa for Depression

    I have a lot of walking difficulties with taking Clmipramine 75 mg and Zyprexa. Of what drug that really comes now, I do not know, because I no longer take both drugs. The gait difficulties are gone. With the problem of walking difficulties I had the feeling to break down every moment. I went very uncertain and careful. Was afraid to leave the house

    Side effects: Gang uncertainty
  12. Robert M. Rosario says:
    4.0 rating

    I have taken Zyprexa for a long time, which caused extreme weight gain. I had anxiety, trembling and inner restlessness. I discontinued the medication with the agreement of the doctor. I also had difficulty walking, but I am not sure if this is related to Zyprexa, since I also use the Clomipramine CT 75 mg did not take. The gait difficulties are gone. Because of sleep disorders, the drug mirtazapine was increased from 30 mg to 45 mg. This does not work at all, because I’m so tired the following day that I can not do anything, even sleep. As if you had taken an overdose of sleeping pills.

  13. Patrick C. Olivas says:
    4.0 rating

    Psychiatrist in the hospital is talking to me for 10 minutes. Before this conversation I was examined 14 days on the inside. I was admitted for weight loss of 20 kilos in 14 days. Among other things, after a colonoscopy, the sober situation was extended to measure the blood sugar balance, should be called 72 hours zwangsshungern with hourly blood glucose measurements – every 4 hours blood collection. The conversation with the psychiatrist stems from this ordeal. Zyprexa offered because I collapsed in the 10 minute conversation. (Before 12 hours sober w / colonoscopy + 72 hours of forced aggravation) Zyprexa taken at 16:00, 17:30 showed effect. Dry mouth, eyes fiery red, tachycardia with symptoms of tiredness. Loss of hearing for minutes (due to blood pressure) Light switch staring for 3 hours without having a thought in mind, gangrene due to weak knees. At 22:00 the firm decision that this tablet will be the first and last. The next day the intake refused. Since then, I have problems urinating, dizzy spells, dry mouth. That’s a hell of a stuff. When I have withdrawal symptoms, I force myself into total exhaustion with the Terra Band. I drink several liters to get this stuff out of my body. As I said I took E I N E tablet. How people can be on it after months, I can well imagine.

  14. Stan M. Moya says:
    4.0 rating

    Zyprexa for Depression

    After a short time, I did not care about anything and I did not feel like anything anymore and I do not mean anything with anything. I also barely noticed what happened around me and quickly forgot what I had experienced. Within a short time I have increased almost 20kg, which has led to permanent tissue damage. After dismounting I lost the weight just as quickly.

  15. Danny V. Marshall says:
    3.5 rating

    I have been forcibly treated with the medicine Zyprexa. The consequences were complete indifference to psychiatric detention and the willingness to accept and believe everything that is being persuaded by the so-called medical specialists. After a week in captivity in closed psychiatry, I was then no longer able to leave the clinic on my own, even after being transferred to the open area. After my experiences in the clinic, the only effect of this drug is to make a person willless and thus manipulatable and quiet. After I was discharged from the clinic after a month I made some attempts to stop the drug resulting in the worst panic attacks. Finally, I managed to stop the medication. I had to struggle with the later consequences for a longer time and it took almost a year until the inhibitory effect on my thought processes was largely eliminated. However, I notice a slight decline in my intellectual abilities, and I fear that this will be a permanent shame. I strongly advise against anyone taking this medicine.

  16. Anthony J. Thurber says:
    3.0 rating

    Zyprexa for Psychosis

    When I was hospitalized because of my psychosis I think I got 50mg (the two biggest yellow tablets) it helped a lot, my condition improved so much I was released after 2 months (1 month closed, 1 month open) I took it then still 3 months until I could not cope with the side effects. Fissanfälle on sweet, brutal weight gain, sexual feelings were little or no longer available, twitching with the corner of the mouth, elevated liver enzymes. I think the drug is great for treatment right after a psychosis but in the long run it was definitely not sustainable for me. Zeldox got 40 mg daily for more than 1 year hardly any side effects and I am very satisfied. (Zeldox is hard to get used to in the first months until the body gets used to it. Problem is the high level of fatigue or headache, but usually everything goes away).

  17. Edward J. Cooper says:
    3.0 rating

    Zyprexa for Psychosis

    I suffered from a psychosis. Diagnosis: paranoid schizophrenia. The delusions first went two months. Then I was stationary for 7 weeks and got 30mg Zyprexa. The delusions disappeared only after 6 weeks of inpatient treatment. Nevertheless, I was ordered to continue taking the remedy for 1 year. The first half year with 30mg I have increased 25Kg and slept daily between 12 and 14 hours. Because of increased liver values, it was then reduced to 20mg. The sexual sensation returned. Gradually, the remedy was then further reduced in 5mg increments. Today after almost a year I arrived at 5mg (from originally 30mg). Unfortunately, I have had a certain sense of self-estrangement for 3 months – it feels like you are standing next to it, next to the track. Hope that settles down when the drug is dehydrated. I am now registered in the Fintessstudio and go there 2-4 times a week. Mainly riding a bike and crosstrainer a bit back, chest, stomach and arms. Can I really recommend to anyone! (have already a few pounds down through the endurance sports …) Well then: Good luck out there and always get up more often as you fall!