Zyprexa Relprevv Olanzapine and/or alternatives
Zyprexa Relprevv 300mg/VialMarketed as Zypadhera IM Injection in European Union Manufacturer: Eli Lilly & Co Ltd Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
Zyprexa Relprevv 405mg/VialMarketed as Zypadhera IM Injection in European Union Manufacturer: Eli Lilly & Co Ltd Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
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Description of Zyprexa Relprevv
The active ingredient in Zyprexa Relprevv is Olanzapine, and it is a long-acting form of the drug. It belongs to the category of atypical antipsychotic drugs under the class of thienobenzodiazepines. It is given to the patient in the form of a deep intramuscular injection. It is available in the form of a colorless, clear solution containing mannitol, sodium hydroxide, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, hydrochloric acid and water. Zyprexa Relprevv contains 150mg of Olanzapine per ml of the solution.
Indications & Dosage of Zyprexa Relprevv
Zyprexa Relprevv is used for treating schizophrenia, a mental or mood disorder, so that you can think more clearly, participate in daily activities more actively, and feel less nervous. It also helps curbs hallucinations. Zyprexa Relprevv works by restoring the balance of natural substances in the patient’s brain.
The dosage may range from Zyprexa Relprevv 150 to 300mg given every 2 weeks. A patient should not receive more than Zyprexa Relprevv 450mg in a period of 4 weeks.
The injection is usually administered in your gluteal muscle, only under medical supervision. Do not massage or rub the site of the injection after receiving the shot. Zyprexa Relprevv should not be injected into the patient’s vein or under the skin.
Side Effects & Interactions of Zyprexa Relprevv
Weight gain, increased appetite, constipation, nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, dry mouth or swelling, or pain or redness at the site of injection may commonly occur. Inform your doctor at once if any of these persist or worsen. Some serious side effects associated with Zyprexa Relprevv include:
- Yellowing of the eyes or skin
- Severe abdominal pain
- Difficulty swallowing
- Signs of a new infection, such as persistent throat soreness or fever
- Chest pain
- Sudden vision changes
- Severe headache
- Weakness on one side of the body
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome or NMS, symptoms of which include muscle stiffness, fever, irregular or fast heartbeat, sweating and severe confusion
- Tardive dyskinesia, symptoms of which include uncontrolled or unusual movements in the body, especially in the tongue or face.
In some cases, Zyprexa Relprevv may increase prolactin levels. This can result in unwanted breast milk, difficulty becoming pregnant, and missed or stopped periods in women, and decreased sexual ability, enlarged breasts, or inability to produce sperm in men. Sometimes, men may also have a prolonged or painful erection lasting more than 4 hours.
You will receive Zyprexa Relprevv ER injection over 2 to 4 weeks. If it gets released into your body too quickly, it may lead to symptoms including severe dizziness, coma, extreme drowsiness, slow breathing, muscle spasms or stiffness, tremors, restlessness, unusual weakness, seizures, balance problems, difficulty speaking or walking, or mental or mood changes symptoms such as agitation, confusion, aggression or nervousness.
Some medicines that may interact with Zyprexa Relprevv include drugs for Parkinson’s disease, sibutramine, high blood pressure medicines, antihistamines, sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers or drugs that affect the working of Olanzapine, including rifampin, omeprazole, fluvoxamine or carbamazepine.
Warnings & Precautions of Zyprexa Relprevv
This drug can sometimes increase blood sugar levels. Therefore, do not buy Zyprexa Relprevv if you have diabetes. Patients with heart disease should also not use this drug, as it may also lead to increased blood cholesterol or triglyceride levels.