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How much is an zyprexa (olanzapine) overdose?

How much is an zyprexa (olanzapine) overdose?

> 20 mg.: For adults zyprexa (olanzapine) is usually not give to adults in a dose greater the 20 mg per day. However, situations and patients are different. If you have concerns talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Olanzapine (Definition)

Also called zyprexa, (olanzapine) is a second generation antipsychotic that works to alleviate symptoms of ...Read more


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What is the treatment for zyprexa (olanzapine) overdose?

What is the treatment for zyprexa (olanzapine) overdose?

Depends: The treatment for a zyprexa (olanzapine) overdose will vary. If the zyprexa (olanzapine) overdose was recent, may give certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." however, once zyprexa (olanzapine) has been absorbed into the body, there is no treatment that can remove it quickly. Therefore, in these cases, treatment involves supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms. ...Read more

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How much is an zyprexa (olanzapine) overdose?

> 20 mg.: For adults zyprexa (olanzapine) is usually not give to adults in a dose greater the 20 mg per day. However, situations and patients are different. If you have concerns talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for zyprexa (olanzapine) overdose?

Depends: The treatment for a zyprexa (olanzapine) overdose will vary. If the zyprexa (olanzapine) overdose was recent, may give certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." however, once zyprexa (olanzapine) has been absorbed into the body, there is no treatment that can remove it quickly. Therefore, in these cases, treatment involves supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is 30mg of zyprexa (olanzapine) considered an overdose for an adult?

Is 30mg of zyprexa (olanzapine) considered an overdose for an adult?

Not as a one time: Typical doses of zyprexa (olanzapine) are 2.5 to 20 mg a day. A one time dose of 30 mg, without other medication or substances, is not likely to cause too much damage other than severe sleepiness. ...Read more

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Can you easily overdose and die on zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Can you easily overdose and die on zyprexa (olanzapine)?

No it is toxic: Some drugs have narrow therapeutic window means we have to worry about toxicity like lithium and other have se like tegretol and Imipramine we have to know these are great meds but if pts overdose the chances of death are high. Meds are like water fire and knife in good hands they are miracle in bad hands they are death. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Please describe the medication: zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Zyprexa (olanzapine): An atypical antipsychotic approved by fda for tx of schizophrenia & bipolar disorders. It is structurally similar to Clozapine but classified as thienobenzodiazepine. It is manufactured by eli lilly co. May cause involuntary movements, akathisia, fatigue, red eyes, dry mouth, anhedonia, dizziness, weight gain, seizures, metabolic changes such as diabetes. ...Read more

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Side effects of zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Zyprexa (olanzapine) side effects: Like other antipsychotic meds, zypr can cause weight gain, elevated triglycerides, cholesterol and fasting blood sugar. Some liver strain could show up as incr in liver enzyme numbers. It can cause tight, twitchy or restless muslces, called eps and akathesia, relieved by side effect meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or cogent in. Higher doses: tired or sedated, so take at bedtime. Rare: drop in blood cell count. ...Read more

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Can zyprexa (olanzapine) be use solely for insomnia?

Overkill?: Zyprexa (olanzapine) is a potent medication that has some potentially serious side effects in long term use (diabetes, weight gain, among others) so i would wonder if this is really the right medication. But of course i don't know the details of other things tried, other conditions (like bipolar) that might make insomnia more worrisome, etcetera. ...Read more

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Zyprexa (Definition)

Zyprexa is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug ...Read more


Overdose (Definition)

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