What is Zyprexa made from?
ZYPREXA IntraMuscular contains the active ingredient called olanzapine (as the tartrate). What the nonmedicinal ingredients are: ZYPREXA IntraMuscular contains the inactive ingredients lactose monohydrate and tartaric acid. Hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide may have been added during manufacturing to adjust pH.
Is Zyprexa the same as lithium?
Zyprexa and lithium belong to different drug classes. Zyprexa is an atypical antipsychotic medication and lithium is an antimanic agent.
Why is Zyprexa used with lithium?
The response in patients without psychotic features and the improvement of depressive symptoms suggests that the combination of olanzapine and lithium or valproate may have mood-stabilizing properties in the acute treatment of bipolar manic or mixed episodes.
Can Zyprexa Zydis be crushed?
General. You can take olanzapine with or without food. Take olanzapine at the time(s) recommended by your doctor. You can cut or crush the tablet.
What is chemical name of olanzapine?
ZYPREXA (olanzapine) is a psychotropic agent that belongs to the thienobenzodiazepine class. The chemical designation is 2-methyl-4-(4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)-10H-thieno[2,3-b] [1,5]benzodiazepine. The molecular formula is C17H20N4S, which corresponds to a molecular weight of 312.44.
Can Zyprexa Zydis be cut in half?
The tablets should stay in the unopened blister package until immediately before you take your dose. If you split the tablet as part of your dose, the half-tablet that is not taken should be destroyed. Do not save this half-tablet for later use.
Is Zyprexa Zydis generic?
Oct. 25, 2011 — The FDA has approved the first generic versions of the drugs Zyprexa and Zyprexa Zydis for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The brand-name drugs are now made by Eli Lilly & Co. The generic name for the two drugs is olanzapine.
Which is better Zyprexa or lithium?
Conclusions: These results suggest that olanzapine was significantly more effective than lithium in preventing manic and mixed episode relapse/recurrence in patients acutely stabilized with olanzapine and lithium co-treatment. Both agents were comparable in preventing depression relapse/recurrence.
What can you not take with OLANZapine?
Sedative medications, such as lorazepam (Ativan®) and diazepam (Valium®) may increase the risk of dizziness or sleepiness when used in combination with olanzapine. This risk is increased when these medications are given as an injection. Carbamazepine (Tegretol®) may decrease the levels and effects of olanzapine.
Is Zyprexa better than lithium?
What is an alternative to lithium for bipolar?
Second generation mood stabilizing anticonvulsants carbamazepine and valproate are now widely used as alternatives or adjuncts to lithium.
What is Zyprexa Zydis 10 mg?
It is supplied by Lilly, Eli and Company. Zyprexa Zydis is used in the treatment of bipolar disorder; schizophrenia; major depressive disorder; depression and belongs to the drug class atypical antipsychotics. Risk cannot be ruled out during pregnancy. Zyprexa Zydis 10 mg is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
How much Olanzapine is in a Zyprexa Zydis tablet?
ZYPREXA ZYDIS (olanzapine orally disintegrating tablets) is intended for oral administration only. Each orally disintegrating tablet contains olanzapine equivalent to 5 mg (16 µmol), 10 mg (32 µmol), 15 mg (48 µmol) or 20 mg (64 µmol).
What color are the Zyprexa tablets?
The ZYPREXA 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 7.5 mg, and 10 mg tablets are white, round, and imprinted in blue ink with LILLY and tablet number. The 15 mg tablets are elliptical, blue, and debossed with LILLY and tablet number. The 20 mg tablets are elliptical, pink, and debossed with LILLY and tablet number. The tablets are available as follows:
How do you dissolve Zyprexa Zydis?
Remove an orally disintegrating tablet (Zyprexa Zydis) from the package only when you are ready to take the medicine. Place the tablet in your mouth and allow it to dissolve, without chewing. Swallow several times as the tablet dissolves. Zyprexa Zydis can cause high blood sugar (hyperglycemia).