Zyprexa Zydis (Oral)

Questions | Reviews ***


Is The Zyprexa form Zydis which does not promote as much weight gain available by precription. Is there any weight/loss supplement or aid that a person could take to counter the weight gain of Zyprexa? Thank You for your time     
by Beverly Hebert in wells, ME, 01/29/2008

Administering Zydis

My husband resides in a nursing home due to moderate/severe Alzheimer's Disease with hallucinations and is prescribed zydis 15mg nightly. Some of the staff administer in juice or apple sauce, while others deliver directly. Is there a difference in dru...
by Maureen R in Clearfield, PA, 01/24/2006

Zyprexa Zydis (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Zyprexa Zydis (Oral)

Zyprexa Zydis (Oral) Medication Classification


Zyprexa Zydis (Oral) Brandname

Zyprexa, Zyprexa Zydis

Zyprexa Zydis (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Olanzapine (oh-LAN-za-peen) Treats symptoms of mental disorders and schizophrenia.

When To Not Use Zyprexa Zydis (Oral)

You should not use this medication if you have had an allergic reaction to olanzapine.

How Should You Use Zyprexa Zydis (Oral)

Tablet, Dissolving Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take the medicine with food or on an empty stomach.
  • If you are using the disintegrating tablet, make sure your hands are dry before you handle the tablet. Do not open the blister pack that contains the tablet until you are ready to take it. Remove the tablet from the blister pack by peeling back the foil, then taking the tablet out. Do not push the tablet through the foil. Place the tablet in your mouth. It should melt quickly. After the tablet has melted, swallow or take a drink of water.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Zyprexa Zydis (Oral) Storage

Store Zyprexa Zydis (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Zyprexa Zydis (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Zyprexa Zydis (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking carbamazepine (Tegretol®), levodopa (Sinemet®, Larodopa®), medicine to lower blood pressure, or medicines that might make you drowsy such as sleeping pills, tranquilizers, strong pain killers, muscle relaxants, or medicine to treat depression.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Smoking may decrease the amount of olanzapine that stays in your body. Make sure your doctor knows if you smoke.

Zyprexa Zydis (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have heart or liver disease, an enlarged prostate, glaucoma, or a history of seizures, breast cancer, or severe constipation.
  • If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine. If you become pregnant, tell your doctor.
  • You should not breastfeed while taking olanzapine.
  • This medicine may make you drowsy or dizzy. If it does, avoid driving or using machinery.
  • Dizziness may be worse if you get up too quickly from a sitting or lying position. Getting up slowly after you have been sitting or lying down may help decrease dizziness.
  • This medicine may make you sweat less and keep your body from cooling off. If your body gets too hot, you may have heat stroke. Be careful not to get overheated in hot weather, when you are exercising, or if using a sauna or whirlpool.
  • Some patients may have side effects that include muscle spasms, twitching in the face and body, and uncontrolled tongue or jaw movement. If you have questions about this or any other risks, talk to your doctor.

Zyprexa Zydis (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Feeling as if you need to be moving constantly
  • High fever, muscle stiffness
  • Increased sweating, thirst, or trouble urinating
  • Muscle spasms, twitching, or uncontrolled tongue or jaw movement
  • Severe muscle weakness, trouble standing
  • Trouble swallowing
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Anxiety, restlessness, behavior problems
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness or dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Shakiness
  • Weight gain, swelling in feet or ankles

Zyprexa Zydis (Oral) Ratings

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Zyprexa Zydis (Oral)

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: **

Overall Satisfaction: ****


Authenticsujay, Authenticsujay - 01/12/2014

I want you to know that there are those of us out here that stand behind you and spuropt you and your family during both your happy and most difficult times. I know this was such a hard decision for you to make, but you did make the right decision for your entire family. I know that Sierra is thriving and when I have seen Jaymes he appears happy and content. It's like he is calm and focused. Please know that you do have friends that will spuropt you know matter what, even when you have to make the most difficult decisions for your children. You know that I don't have a special needs child and therefore can't begin to understand what life is actually like at your house, but to be brave enough to make the decision you made is remarkable. You should be proud of yourself. I know that Jaymes and Sierra are proud of you and so am I. If you aren't taking care of yourself properly, how can you possibly take care of those beautiful children. It is not selfish to get yourself and the rest of your family back to a calm place, so that life there can be a wonderful experience for Jaymes and the rest of you. I, too, love your statement "this wasn't our fault, or his". It shows that you truly know in your heart this is the right thing for everyone and no one is to blame. Shame on those who do cast blame on you and try to make you feel guilty. Don't let them bring you down - even if they are your family and friends. Continue to look to those around you that show you spuropt - we are out there. You have my spuropt and I am willing to help you with whatever you need whenever I can. I applaud you for sharing your story with your readers, so they can learn from you and know they are not alone in this uphill, lifelong journey raising a child with autism. You are an inspiration - even to those of us without autistic children.

Zyprexa Zydis (Oral)

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: *


Gerald Jackson, Los Angeles, CA - 10/09/2008

Besides tremors, I have been experiencing symptoms of rapid heartbeat, dizziness, and dry mouth.

Zyprexa Zydis (Oral)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: *****


melinda, Ahmedabad, India - 07/01/2008

The pros are that it helped with my insomnia, racing thoughts, irritability, and mania. The cons are that my cholesterol rose to 272 and I rapidly gained weight.