Altered behaviour, Absence of menstrual periods, Oligomenorrhea, Back pain, Joint pain, Pain in extremity, Abnormal breast enlargement in male, Central nervous system depression, Constipation, Decreased sexual function, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Insomnia, Restlessness, Walking difficulties, Weakness, Weight gain
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is olanzapine a narcotic/sedative/used for anxiety/addictive?
Olanzapine is not a narcotic/sedative/used for anxiety. It is used to treat schizophrenia patients who suffer from symptoms like seeing or hearing things which are actually not present. It is also used to treat manic episodes in patients. It also stabilized mood in patients with bipolar disorders. It is not generally known to be addictive
Q. Is olanzapine a benzodiazepine/SSRI/MAOI?
Olanzapine is a benzodiazepine. It is not an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) or MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor)
Q. Is it like Xanax or valium?
Olanzapine is not like Xanax or valium but all of them belong to the same class of medication called benzodiazepines
Q. Can olanzapine be used forever?
No drug should be used forever until specifically advised by the doctor
Q. Can I take diazepam/ibuprofen/paracetamol/zopiclone/ tramadol/sertraline/citalopram/Seroquel/ Xanax with olanzapine?
Olanzapine can be taken along with Ibuprofen (pain killer)/ paracetamol (analgesic) but only under strict instructions from the doctor. Olanzapine preferably should not be taken with tramadol (opioid pain killer)/ zopiclone (insomnia treatment)/diazepam or valium (benzodiazepines)/ sertraline (anti-depressant)/ citalopram (anti-depressant)/Seroquel (anti-depressant). Drugs are known to interact with each other and cause side effects. Drugs should be taken in combination only as per the advice of the doctor
Q. Does olanzapine cause weight gain/memory loss/ depression/anxiety/ hair loss/sleepiness?
Olanzapine is known to have side effects like weight gain/memory loss/ depression/anxiety/ hair loss/sleepiness
Q. Does it cause increased dopamine?
Olanzapine is not known to cause increased dopamine. Please inform the doctor immediately about the side effects observed by you.