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Zyprexa is actually an antipsychotic medication that acts by changing the actions of chemicals within the human brain. In other words, the medicine of Zyprexa is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorders like manic depression.

Things to remember before using Zyprexa

The medicinal drug of Zyprexia is not ment for use in cases related to dementia. Using this medicine on people suffering from dementia related problems have resulted in fatal outcomes like strokes or heart attacks. Therefore a number of guidelines are needed to be followed while prescribing to these drugs:

• Liver diseases
• Heart disease, heart rhythm problems, high blood pressure
• history of heart attacks or strokes
• kidney related diseases
• epilepsy or other seizures
• diabetes
• glaucoma
• breast cancer
• trouble while swallowing
• enlarged prostrate or difficulty urinating

Persons suffering from these problems should definitely stay away from the use of these medicines.

Directions of use

Zyprexa should not be used for longer than eight weeks unless prescribed by the doctor. These medicines taken with or without food should be accompanied by a glass of water. Zyprexa that must be taken once a day should be swallowed several times until the tablet dissolves completely to ensure its proper functioning.

Side effects associated with Zyprexa

• fever, stiff muscles, sweating
• sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body;
• sudden headache or confusion
• problems with vision, speech
• maintain balance of fast or uneven heartbeats;
• jerky muscle movements beyond the individual’s control
• increased thirst, frequent urination, excessive hunger
• feeling light-headed, fainting
• Unusual thoughts or behavior reflected through hallucinations or thoughts about hurting oneself.
• Nausea
• Stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, and jaundice.


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