Information about Olanzapine
How Olanzapine works
Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by affecting the levels of chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) to improve mood, thoughts and behavior.
Common side effects of Olanzapine
Dizziness, Sleepiness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Dryness in mouth, Weight gain, Increased prolactin level in blood, Constipation, Restlessness, Tremor, Muscle stiffness
Available Medicine for Olanzapine
OleanzSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹40 to ₹865 variant(s)
OlimeltIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹38 to ₹2096 variant(s)
TolazTorrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹5 to ₹174918 variant(s)
OlizaIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹38 to ₹19110 variant(s)
Oleanz RTSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹21 to ₹1977 variant(s)
OxaliteroHetero Drugs Ltd
₹2142 to ₹38002 variant(s)
OlanexEris Lifesciences Ltd
₹25 to ₹8710 variant(s)
OlanMicro Labs Ltd
₹35 to ₹655 variant(s)
₹31 to ₹89915 variant(s)
OzapinIpca Laboratories Ltd
₹35 to ₹905 variant(s)
Expert advice for Olanzapine
- Olanzapine works well in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
- It is less likely to cause heart and movement problems as compared to other similar medicines.
- It may take 4 to 6 weeks to see full effects on thoughts and mood. Keep taking it as prescribed.
- Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Olanzapine can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- It may increase your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
- To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
- Do not stop taking Olanzapine without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.