Zyprexa 5 mg contains olanzapine which is an antipsycotic.
Olanzapine is used to treat certain mental/mood conditions (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder).
It may also be used in combination with other medication to treat depression.
This medication can help to decrease hallucinations.
It is a controlled drug in Kenya and a valid prescription from a registered doctor is required to obtain the prescribed doses.
HOW TO USE
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment and is usually once daily.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: liver problems, seizures, difficulty swallowing, low white blood cell count, dementia, difficulty urinating (for example, due to enlarged prostate), glaucoma -narrow angle(eye condition), stomach/intestinal disease , smoking, personal or family history of diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol/triglyceride levels, breathing trouble during sleep (sleep apnea).
The common side effects include:Drowsiness, dizziness, light headed-ness, stomach upset, dry mouth, constipation, increased appetite, or weight gain may occur.