Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic medication. It is classified as a second-generation antipsychotic, or SGA. Olanzapine is the generic form of the drug sold under the brand name Zyprexa. This group of medications is used to treat serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
In an effort to elevate and stabilize mood and emotion, Olanzapine is used to treat the chemical imbalance in the brain which may be responsible for some of the symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Although it is not a cure, Olanzapine treats symptoms of schizophrenia like hallucinations, delusions and lack of motivation. This medication changes the levels of certain neurotransmitters, specifically dopamine and serotonin. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that transmit messages between nerve cells in the brain. Dopamine and serotonin are believed to be involved in regulating your mood and behaviour.
Try to take this medication at the same time every day, with or without food. The ODT (orally disintegrating tablet) formulation dissolves quickly with the saliva in your mouth. The prescribed dose depends on the type of mental illness and its severity. Do not suddenly stop taking this medication, even if you feel better. For bipolar disorder, the usual starting dose is 15mg if used alone. For schizophrenia, the initial dose is 5mg to 10mg.
Common side effects may include:
These may not be all the side effects of Olanzapine ODT 15mg.
This medication is not indicated for people over 65 who have dementia. Do not use this medication if you have a hypersensitivity to Olanzapine or any of the other non-medicinal ingredients in the tablet’s formulation.
This medication should be used with caution for elderly people, men with enlarged prostates and people with low white blood cell counts. Let your doctor know if you have difficulty swallowing, decreased liver or kidney function, or glaucoma. Tell your physician if diabetes or heart disease runs in your family.
Keep this medication at room temperature, and away from light and moisture.
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by mood swings. Signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder may include feeling invincible or all powerful, inflated self esteem, racing thoughts, trouble concentrating, overreacting or misinterpreting events. Patients may also talk quickly, loudly and more than usual, and demonstrate poor judgment.
Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that may never go away once you have been diagnosed. Schizophrenia may cause symptoms such as hallucinations (e.g. hearing, seeing, or sensing things which are not there), delusions, feeling withdrawn, and paranoia. People with schizophrenia may also feel depressed, anxiety or tension.
Patients who have received a prescription from their doctor can buy Olanzapine from YouDrugstore. This medication helps balance the level of neurotransmitters in the brain, resolving some of the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. YouDrugstore offers you the opportunity to order Olanzapine at nearly the same price they pay in Canada because we are an online Canadian pharmacy. Before you can purchase Olanzapine it is necessary to provide us with your prescription so that our professional and licensed team of health care specialists can review your order. After careful examination of your order we will ship your Olanzapine to you for a low cost in shipping. YouDrugstore also offers free shipping on any order over $100. If you have any questions, our helpful staff will be happy to assist you.