Zyprexa may help prevent symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, it does not a cure for these diseases. You should never stop taking this medication without informing your doctor first, even when you experience its unpleasant Zyprexa side effects.
For patients with dementia, using this drug may increase the risk of serious side effects such as stroke, fast or irregular heartbeat, heart failure, and pneumonia.
People who have had Zyprexa injections have a high risk of for severe sedation, such as coma, and delirium. For this reason, such people must be observed for at least 3 hours after each injection in a facility that is registered. The facility must also have access to emergency response services.
Using Zyprexa can also lead an increase in your blood sugar, a condition known as hyperglycemia. You can experience this condition even if you do not suffer from diabetes.
Zyprexa may also lead to fast or slow heartbeat, lightheadedness, and dizziness. You are also likely to faint if you happen to get up too fast when lying down. This usually happens when you start taking the medication. Additionally, this drug may cause an increase in fat levels in your blood levels.
Cooling down after vigorous exercise or exposure to extreme heat has been known to become more difficult for people who are using Zyprexa.
Zyprexa is approved to treat teenagers. However, they are more likely to experience weight gain than adults. In addition, they may also develop high levels of fat in their blood and experience liver problems more than adults. They may also experience other Zyprexa side effects, including breast discharge, breast enlargement, as well as sleeplessness.
Before you start taking this medication, let your doctor know whether you have ever suffered from stroke, heart attack, or mini-stroke; or whether you have ever had a heart attack, breast cancer, seizures, irregular heartbeat, or any other condition that may make the medication unsuitable for you.
Other conditions that may make Zyprexa include high and low blood pressure, high levels of fat in your blood, and a low white blood cell counts.
Common Zyprexa Side effects:
- Difficulty walking,
- Unusual behavior.
If you experience any of the above listed side effects and they don’t away or tend to get worse, inform your doctor.
Less common Zyprexa side effects:
- Dry mouth,
- Weight gain,
- Lack of sleep or oversleeping,
- Decreased sexual performance,
- Missed or late menstrual periods,
- Breast discharge or enlargement,
- Pain in your legs, back, joints, arms, or back.
You should v consult your doctor if these conditions seem to be getting worse or persist.
Serious Zyprexa side effects:
- Changes in your vision,
- Extremely stiff muscles,
- Swelling in your arms, ankles, feet, hands, or lower legs,
- Unusual movements of your body or face that you can’t control,
- Sore throat, chills, fever, or other signs of infection,
- Excessive sweating, hives, fast heartbeat, as well as difficulty breathing or swallowing.
If you experience any of these symptoms, consult your doctor immediately.