Zyprexa Zydis is available as an orally disintegrating tablet for oral consumption. This medication contains an active component Olanzapine, which is an antipsychotic drug. This medication is approved for the treatment of mental/mood disorders like schizophrenia or acute mania in bipolar disorder. This medication is manufactured by a leading pharmaceutical company, Eli Lilly & Co. Ltd. The available dosages are 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg.
Manufacturer: Eli Lilly & Co. Ltd.
Active Ingredient: This mentioned medicine is composed of an active component, Olanzapine. This drug is an atypical antipsychotic drug. It has become one of the most commonly used atypical antipsychotics. It is approved by the FDA for the treatment of schizophrenia, acute mania in bipolar disorder, agitation related to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It also works for maintenance in bipolar disorder and psychotic depression. It treats depression by its mood-stabilizing properties and its ability to increase the efficacy of antidepressants.
Indications: Olanzapine composed antidepressant medicine is indicated to treat certain mental/mood conditions like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. This drug may also be approved in combination with other medications to treat depression. Zyprexa Zydis decreases hallucinations and helps to think more clearly and positively about oneself, feel less agitated, and take a more active part in everyday life.
This drug belongs to a class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics that restores the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.
Action Mechanism: This medication may be used, alone or in combination with other medicines, to treat the manic or mixed episodes of bipolar disorder. Medications like Zyprexa Zydis are thought to work by correcting the balance of neurotransmitters i.e. chemicals that control the function of nerve pathways in the brain.
Dosages: This drug is available in dosages as given below:
- 5 mg: Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily.
- 10 mg: It is an orally disintegrating tablet should be taken once a day as prescribed by the doctor
- 15 mg: It is to be consumed once a day with or without food as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
Note: It is not approved to use in psychotic conditions related to dementia. This drug may increase the risk of death in aged people with dementia-related conditions.