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olanzapine

 [o-lan´zah-pēn]
a monoaminergic antagonist used as an antipsychotic agent; administered orally.

olanzapine

/olan·za·pine/ (o-lan´zah-pēn) a monoaminergic antagonist used as an antipsychotic.

olanzapine

(ə-lăn′zə-pēn′)
n.
A psychotropic drug, C17H20N4S, used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and acute psychosis.

olanzapine

an antipsychotic and neuroleptic.
indications It is used to treat psychotic disorders.
contraindication Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a rare but life-threatening effect. Other adverse effects are orthostatic hypotension, tachycardia, chest pain, blurred vision, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, constipation, abdominal pain, weight gain, urinary retention, urinary frequency, enuresis, impotence, amenorrhea, gynecomastia, breast engorgement, premenstrual syndrome, rash, dyspnea, rhinitis, cough, pharyngitis, extrapyramidal symptoms, seizures, headache, fever, insomnia, somnolence, agitation, nervousness, hostility, dizziness, hypertonia, tremor, euphoria, joint pain, and twitching.

olanzapine

A thienobenzodiazepine drug used to treat SCHIZOPHRENIA. it is similar to CLOZAPINE. A brand name is Zyprexa.
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On follow up her lipid profile was found to be elevated and hence Olanzepine was discontinued.
Loxapine has been reported to effectively treat agitated behavior, when a treatment combination with olanzepine, sertraline, propranolol, and diazepam had failed [119].
Two case reports describe the use of olanzepine in patients with psychotic symptoms post-TBI.
Other more recently introduced antipsychotic drugs, such as Clozapine, Risperidone, and Olanzepine have been mostly associated with the side effect of oculogyric crisis, (9,10) which is an ocular dystonia whereby the eyes deviate upwards; the crisis is associated with autonomic symptoms such as pupil dilation, salivation, catatonia, high blood pressure, as well as with depression, obsessions and even violence.
On the other hand, quetiapine (Seroquel), risperidone, olanzepine (Zyprexa), and occasionally depakote may work for delirious or combative patients when more usual approaches fail.
Olanzepine treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with pervasive developmental disorders: An open-label pilot study.
A preliminary, double-blind, placebocontrolled laboratory study of the recently approved antipsychotic medication olanzepine (Zyprexa(r)) on alcohol-induced stimulation and cue-induced craving found that pretreatment with olanzepine attenuated measures of alcohol- and cue-induced craving (Hutchison et al.