Olanzapine (or ZYPREXA®) is mainly prescribed to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Class: Atypical (AAP)
FDA Approval: 1996
Dosage Forms: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg
Biological Half-life: 33-51 hours
Side Effects: Dizziness, constipation, weight gain, missed menstruation, movement problems
Routes of Administration: Oral, IM
Pregnancy Category: C (US)