olanzapine (generic name)

It is used to treat schizophrenia, psychotic disorders, and bipolar disorder
(oh LAN za peen)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • difficulty breathing
  • difficulty in speaking or swallowing
  • excessive thirst and/or hunger
  • fast heartbeat (palpitations)
  • fever or chills, sore throat
  • frequently needing to urinate
  • inability to control muscle movements in the face, hands, arms, or legs
  • painful or prolonged erections
  • restlessness or need to keep moving
  • seizures (convulsions)
  • skin rash
  • stiffness, spasms
  • swelling of face or legs
  • tremors or trembling
  • weight gain

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • changes in sexual desire
  • constipation
  • drowsiness
  • lowered blood pressure

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at controlled room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light and moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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