Zyprexa is an anti-psychotic drug that can affect the chemical activities in the brain. Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are just some of the conditions that Zyprexa can treat. Oftentimes, the drug is used with antidepressants and anti-psychotic medications. One cannot use the drug if he or she is found to be allergic in Olanzapine because it is the generic name for Zyprexa. Also, Olanzapine should not be used by patients with dementia because doing so can cause immediate death.
The drug has many medical uses. It is safe for people who have heart disease, liver disease, high or low blood pressure, high cholesterol, breast cancer, epilepsy, enlarged prostate, diabetes, bowel problems and glaucoma. Sometimes, taking the drug has side effects. Side effects of taking Zyprexa include constipation, headache, dizziness, restlessness, drowsiness, akathisia, weight gain, memory problems, increased appetite, loss of bladder control, stomach pain, back pain, numbness, missed menstrual periods and breast swelling. The side effects can worsen if there is Zyprexa overdose.
Moving on, people who want to take Zyprexa can take it as an orally disintegrating tablet or as a simple tablet. It should only be taken once a day to avoid Zyprexa overdose. A patient must set a particular time to take the medicine so that the time of intake will be the same every day. Patients must use their dry hands in order to peel the foil packaging. After that, they should quickly put the tablet in their mouth. One can swallowed the tablet with or without water because it will immediately dissolve in both cases. Zyprexa can only control the symptoms brought by the diseases of the patients but it will not help in completely curing the patients. Having the full benefit from taking Zyprexa will only be seen after several weeks of intake. Patients who experience a better feeling after taking Zyprexa must continue taking it but those who feel a worse feeling should immediately stop because their bodies might be reacting negatively to the drug or the dose they took led to Zyprexa overdose.
Zyprexa overdose can cause a slurred speech, fast heartbeat, agitation, involuntary movements of some parts of the body that can be controlled, drowsiness and coma. In the case of a missed dose, the patient must take the drug if only a short time has passed. But if the patient remembers that he skipped dose a few hours before the next schedule of dose then the patient must not take the missed dose. Doubling the intake of the drug can cause Zyprexa overdose which is very harmful for the patient’s health.