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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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As an atypical antipsychotic, olanzapine is mainly used for the treatment of the positive symtoms of schizophrenia and it also has some curative effects on schizophrenia's negative symtoms.
In his past medical history he was treated with lithium 1200 mg/day quetiapine 200 mg/day and olanzapine 20 mg/day because of an exaggerated sense of self confidence believing that he was a wealthy person, excessive money spending, insomnia, feeling full of energy and quarrelling with others for the last five months.
Patients who receive olanzapine pamoate must be monitored for 3 hours after an injection because of the risk of post-injection delirium sedation associated with the injection.
The researchers looked at VA data on 4,854 adults 65 and older with a new medication start of haloperidol, risperidone, olanzapine, quetiapine, or valproate, no history of antipsychotic or anticonvulsant use in the previous year, monotherapy during 180-day follow-up, and for valproate users, no concurrent seizure disorders.
Patients taking olanzapine showed an increase in low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) levels, and those taking either olanzapine or quetiapine had higher triglyceride levels.
300 and 405 mg) provide therapeutic olanzapine exposure for two or four weeks
Patients on olanzapine showed increased LDL cholesterol, and patients on olanzapine or quetiapine had higher triglycerides.
Olanzapine (Zyprexa[R]; Zydis[R]) is a thienobenzodiazepine which specifically blocks [5-HT.
METHODS: A retrospective analysis examined patients who had been diagnosed with a mental illness and initiated treatment with olanzapine (n=8,730), quetiapine (n=5,709), or risperidone (n=9,339) between July 1, 1998 and July 2, 2002, and had continuous insurance coverage from 6 months prior through 6 months post medication initiation.
9] Olanzapine also produces less EPS than haloperidol, but treatment-emergent parkinsonism has been known to occur with olanzapine (12.