olanzapine, Zyprexa, Zydis, Zyprexa Relprevv

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Is olanzapine safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies of olanzapine in pregnant women. Olanzapine should only be administered to pregnant women if the benefits justify the unknown risks.

Olanzapine is excreted into breast milk. Therefore, it is recommended that olanzapine not be used by nursing mothers.

What else should I know about olanzapine?

What preparations of olanzapine are available?

Tablets: 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10, 15, 20 mg. Tablets (orally disintegrating): 5, 10, 15, 20 mg. Injection (immediate release): 10 mg vial. Suspension for Injection (extended release): 210, 300, and 405 mg (powder).

How should I keep olanzapine stored?

Tablets should be kept at room temperature, 20 C - 25 C (68 F - 77 F). Suspension is stored at room temperature not to exceed 30 C (86 F).

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information for Zyprex, Zyprexa Relprevv

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