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What is Zyprexa?

Zyprexa (Olanzapine) is an anti-psychotic medication, which is indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Zyprexa, which is manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company, is an atypical anti-psychotic medication. It is an atypical anti-psychotic because it, like other second generation anti-psychotics, are less likely than typical anti-psychotics to cause motor control disabilities in its prescribed users. Despite the benefit of that change, which obviates the risk that typical anti-psychotics posed of tremors and hypertonia (which were often permanent), prolonged exposure to Zyprexa, like exposure to other neuroleptic medications, can result in grievous conditions, such as tardive dyskinesia (which is involuntary movements of the body, that manifest long after discontinuation of the drug), and even neuroleptic malignant syndrome.

If you or a loved one have used Zyprexa and believe that you suffered medical injuries as a result, contact a Zyprexa Attorney at the Finz firm now at (855) TOP-FIRM or complete the Free Zyprexa Case Evaluation form to find out how the Finz law firm can help you.

How does Zyprexa Work?

Zyprexa, being indicated for the treatment of conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and akin to the function of typical anti-psychotics, acts as blocker of the dopamine receptors in the brain of the patient. The pathways in the brain that carry dopamine (which incidentally appear dark in color when seen, due to the presence of melanin) are functional in such things brain functions as voluntary movement, thoughts of punishment, reward, mood, sleep habits, attention-span, working/short-term memory, and learning. By blocking the receptors of dopamine in the brain, anti-psychotics are usually prescribed to address a perceived diagnosis of an over abundance of the neurotransmitter in the patient. And, like other atypical anti-psychotics, Zyprexa is shown, when its benefits outweigh its risks, to lower incidents of suicide in prescribed users, and improve both their functional capacity, and their overall quality of life; but, only when Zyprexa's benefits outweigh its risks.

What are the Side-Effects of Zyprexa?

The general, common, side-effects of Zprexa, like other atypical anti-psychotics, include, but are not limited to:

  • back or joint pain;
  • constipation;
  • cough;
  • dizziness;
  • drowsiness;
  • dry mouth;
  • increased appetite;
  • indigestion;
  • light-headed-ness;
  • numbness or tingling of the skin;
  • sore throat;
  • weakness; and,
  • weight gain.

Some of the more severe side-effects of Zyprexa include, but are not limited to:

  • tardive dyskinesia;
  • neuroleptic malignant syndrome; and,
  • permanent brain damage.

Legal Help for Zyprexa Victims

If you or a loved one have used Zyprexa and believe that you suffered medical injuries as a result, contact a Zyprexa Attorney at the Finz firm now at (855) TOP-FIRM or complete the Free Zyprexa Case Evaluation form to find out how the Finz law firm can help you.

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