olanzapine - intramuscular, Zyprexa
GENERIC NAME: OLANZAPINE - INTRAMUSCULAR (oh-LAN-za-peen)
BRAND NAME(S): Zyprexa
WARNING: There may be a slightly increased risk of serious, possibly fatal side effects (e.g., stroke, heart failure) when this medication is used in elderly patients with dementia. Discuss the risks and benefits of this medication, as well as other effective and possibly safer treatments for dementia-related behavior problems, with your doctor.
USES: This medication is used to treat severe agitation associated with certain mental/mood conditions (schizophrenia, bipolar mania). It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural chemicals in the brain (neurotransmitters).Talk to the doctor about the risks and benefits of treatment (especially when used in teenagers). See also Precautions section.
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