Zyprexa®

The brand name of the drug olanzapine, Zyprexa® is used for the treatment of schizophrenia, as well as to treat certain symptoms of bipolar disorder. The first of a new type of anti-psychotic medications known as atypical anti-psychotics, Zyprexa® was approved for use as a long-term treatment option. Zyprexa® is believed to bring naturally occurring chemicals in the brain into balance.

Zyprexa® Side Effects

There have been several reports linking Zyprexa® use with dangerous side effects. An increased risk of acquiring a blood sugar disorder, such as diabetes or hyperglycemia, prompted the FDA to request that Eli Lilly, the manufacturer of the drug, revise the labeling on the medication. Other serious side effects associated with Zyprexa® use include:

  • Tardive dyskinesia
  • Pancreatitis
  • Kidney failure
  • Heart arrhythmias
  • Seizures
  • Weight gain
  • Fever
  • Stiff muscles

Speak to a Zyprexa® Attorney for Legal Advice

If you or a loved one has suffered from any of the harmful side effects linked with Zyprexa® or another antidepressant, contact a personal injury attorney for legal assistance today.

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