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can you get brain damage from zyprexa (olanzapine)?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: The can be serious side-effects that can rarely occur with zyprexa (olanzapine) including stroke, seizures and dementia.
Answered on Sep 7, 2013
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Zyprexa (olanzapine): Zyprexa (olanzapine) can cause a number of short term abnormalities of brain fuction. Serious effects, though uncommon include neuroleptic malignant syndrome, stroke, seizures and tardive dyskinesia.
Answered on Dec 28, 2019
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