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Is it safe to take zyprexa (olanzapine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Patrick Weix
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Patrick Weix
Dr. Patrick Weix
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Zyprexa (olanzapine)
Only if monitored closely by both the prescribing doctor & the ob/gyn, and recommended by both, based on your condition.

In brief: Zyprexa (olanzapine)
Only if monitored closely by both the prescribing doctor & the ob/gyn, and recommended by both, based on your condition.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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