- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Zyprexa* used for?
Generic for Zyprexa* (Olanzapine) is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and moderate-to-severe manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Zyprexa*?
The dosage of Generic for Zyprexa* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Zyprexa*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Zyprexa* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Zyprexa*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Zyprexa*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Zyprexa*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Zyprexa*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Zyprexa*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Zyprexa* can interact with high blood pressure medications and sedatives.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Zyprexa*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Zyprexa* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Zyprexa* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Zyprexa* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Zyprexa* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Zyprexa* can cause side effects such as stomach pain, weight gain, dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, fast heartbeat, restlessness, weakness, and difficulty speaking. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Zyprexa*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Zyprexa*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Zyprexa* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Zyprexa*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Zyprexa*?
How will Generic for Zyprexa* work in my body?
How should Generic for Zyprexa* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Zyprexa* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Zyprexa* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.