Zyprexa side effects

Side effects

Zyprexa can cause the following side effects: drowsiness, weight gain, dizziness, orthostatic hypotension, constipation, dry mouth, peripheral edema, asymptomatic eosinophilia, prolactin level increase.


It is manifested by tachycardia, aggressiveness, confusion of speech, excessive sedation and drowsiness, nausea, respiratory depression, convulsions. It is not recommended to provoke vomiting. There is a washing of the stomach, the appointment of sorbents, symptomatic therapy and monitoring of cardiovascular and respiratory function. Antidote does not exist.

Special instructions

Use with caution in patients with epileptic seizures in the history or exposed to factors that reduce the threshold of convulsive readiness.

Use with caution in patients with a reduced number of leukocytes and / or neutrophils, due to various causes; with signs of oppression / toxic damage to bone marrow function under the influence of drugs in the anamnesis; with oppression of bone marrow function due to concomitant disease, radiotherapy or chemotherapy in history; with hypereosinophilia or myeloproliferative disease.

Use with caution in patients with clinical manifestations of prostatic hyperplasia, paralytic intestinal obstruction, zakratougolnoy glaucoma and similar conditions.

With prolonged therapy with neuroleptics, there is a risk of developing tardive dyskinesia. With the development of signs of tardive dyskinesia, a dose reduction or elimination of olanzapine is recommended.

During the treatment period, care should be taken in the activities associated with the need to concentrate attention and high speed of psychomotor reactions.

Potential Zyprexa side effects may include: