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    Olanzapine

    Information about Olanzapine

    Olanzapine uses

    Olanzapine is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania.

    How olanzapine works

    Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affects thoughts.

    Common side effects of olanzapine

    Sleepiness, Weight gain, Increased prolactin level in blood, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)

    Available Medicine for Olanzapine

    • ₹28 to ₹68
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹29 to ₹148
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      6 variant(s)
    • ₹12 to ₹1319
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      11 variant(s)
    • ₹27 to ₹153
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      10 variant(s)
    • ₹36 to ₹155
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹26 to ₹64
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹29 to ₹68
      Micro Labs Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹27 to ₹60
      La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹25 to ₹115
      Talent India
      7 variant(s)
    • ₹14 to ₹68
      Unichem Laboratories Ltd
      8 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Olanzapine

    • Do not take olanzapine tablet if you are allergic to olanzapine or any other ingredient in the medicine.Do not drive or operate machinery immediately after taking olanzapine as it may cause drowsiness.
    • Avoid taking olanzapine if you have mental illnesses like suicidal thoughts, depression; or suffering from fits (epilepsy), Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer disease or dementia.
    • Do not start or continue taking olanzapine, if you are suffering from diabetes; heart problems, high blood pressure or high cholesterol; breathing problems, increased pressure inside the eye that causes visual problems (glaucoma) or other eye related problems.
    • Do not drink alcohol while taking olanzapine as it may cause drowsiness.


    Content on this page was last updated on 07 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)