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Zyprexa â Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information

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According to the FDA, side-effects from Zyprexa®* are not common, but they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:

· headache
· agitation
· drowsiness
· constipation
· dry mouth
· upset stomach
· vomiting
· diarrhea

If you experience any of the following side-effects, call your doctor immediately:

· seizures
· uncontrollable jerking movements
· fever
· very stiff muscles
· excess sweating
· fast or irregular heartbeat


*Zyprexa® is marketed by Eli Lilly and Company as an anti-psychotic medication. The active ingredient in Zyprexa® is olanzapine.


Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.

Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD