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Is it safe to take zyprexa (olanzapine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cat. C: Zyprexa (olanzapine) is a category c medication for pregnancy, meaning that the risks and benefits need to be carefully balanced and evaluated but no serious adverse events are yet described. Do not suddenly stop any medicine until talking with your doctor. Zyprexa (olanzapine) is safer than many drugs such as lithium or Depakote used for similar indications. It is listed as "possibly unsafe" for lactation.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Zyprexa (olanzapine): Only if monitored closely by both the prescribing doctor & the ob/gyn, and recommended by both, based on your condition.

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