Olanzapine Coupon - Olanzapine 5mg tablet

Generic Zyprexa Zydis, Zyprexa

OLANZAPINE is used to treat schizophrenia, psychotic disorders, and bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is also known as manic-depression. Compare atypical antipsychotics.
Olanzapine Coupon - Olanzapine 5mg tablet

Olanzapine Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. It may be several weeks before you see the full effects of this medicine. Notify your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms get worse, if you have new symptoms, if you are having an unusual effect from this medicine, or if you feel out of control, very discouraged or think you might harm yourself or others.

Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. You may need to gradually reduce the dose. Ask your doctor or health care professional for advice.

You may get dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

Avoid alcoholic drinks. Alcohol can increase dizziness and drowsiness with olanzapine.

Do not treat yourself for colds, diarrhea or allergies without asking your doctor or health care professional for advice. Some ingredients can increase possible side effects.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water will help.

This medicine can reduce the response of your body to heat or cold. Dress warm in cold weather and stay hydrated in hot weather. If possible, avoid extreme temperatures like saunas, hot tubs, very hot or cold showers, or activities that can cause dehydration such as vigorous exercise.

If you notice an increased hunger or thirst, different from your normal hunger or thirst, or if you find that you have to urinate more frequently, you should contact your health care provider as soon as possible. You may need to have your blood sugar monitored. This medicine may cause changes in your blood sugar levels. You should monitor you blood sugar frequently if you have diabetes.

If you smoke, tell your doctor if you notice this medicine is not working well for you. Talk to your doctor if you are a smoker or if you decide to stop smoking.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet

blurred vision

change in vision

change in walking and balance

clumsiness or unsteadiness

difficulty with speaking

difficulty with swallowing


impaired vision

inability to sit still

loss of balance control

mask-like face

muscle trembling, jerking, or stiffness

need to keep moving

rapid weight gain


shuffling walk

slowed movements

slurred speech

stiffness of the arms and legs

tic-like (jerky) movements of the head, face, mouth, and neck

tingling of the hands or feet

trembling or shaking of the fingers, hands, feet, legs, or arms

twisting movements of the body

uncontrolled movements, especially of the face, neck, and back

unusual weight gain or loss

Less common

Bladder pain

bloody or cloudy urine


burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

chest pain

difficult or labored breathing

difficult, burning, or painful urination


excessive muscle tone

frequent urge to urinate


inability to move the eyes

increased blinking or spasms of the eyelid

itching of the vagina or genital area

lack of coordination

large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin

loss of bladder control

loss of memory

lower back or side pain

muscle tension or tightness


pain during sexual intercourse

pounding in the ears

problems with memory

rhythmic movement of the muscles

shortness of breath

slow, fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

speaking is less clear than usual

sticking out the tongue

thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor

tightness in the chest


uncontrolled twisting movements of the neck, trunk, arms, or legs

unusual or incomplete body or facial movements

weakness of the arms and legs

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Acid or sour stomach

back pain


change in personality

difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)


feeling sad or empty



increased appetite

increased cough


lack of appetite

lack or loss of strength

loss of interest or pleasure

runny nose



stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

stuffy nose


trouble with concentrating

unable to sleep

watering of the mouth

Less common

Blemishes on the skin

body aches or pain


cold sweats



dry skin

dryness or soreness of the throat

false or unusual sense of well-being

heavy menstrual bleeding (periods)


joint pain

lack of feeling or emotion

leg cramps

pain in the arms or legs



tender, swollen glands in the neck

uncaring feelings

voice change


Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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