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Side effects of zyprexa (olanzapine)?

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Dr. John Benson
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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