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Zyprexa Relprevv (injection)

Generic name: Olanzapine (injection) [oh-LAN-za-peen]
Brand names: Zyprexa, zyprexa Relprevv
Drug class: Atypical antipsychotics

What is Zyprexa Relprevv?

Zyprexa Relprevv is an injectable that lasts for a long time and has the ingredient olanzapine, an antipsychotic drug that affects the chemicals of the brain.

Zyprexa Relprevv may be for those who are suffering from an anxious state due to schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic depression). The injection is not intended to be used daily to treat any psychotic disorder.

Zyprexa Relprevv can only be purchased in a program that is specifically designed for You must be enrolled in the program and be aware of the risks and benefits of using this drug.


Zyprexa Relprevv could trigger symptoms of delirium (sudden extreme confusion, disorientation, anxiety, and issues with walking or speech) or drowsiness serious enough to send you into insanity. The patient will be monitored carefully for at least 3 hours following the injection and should avoid driving for the rest of the day.

Before you take Zyprexa Relprevv, tell your physician if you suffer from a heart condition, congestive failure, a heart rhythm disorder, an underlying stroke or heart attack, or if you're using a sedative, such as Valium.

In an emergency, it might not be feasible prior to being taken care of to inform your healthcare providers about your health concerns or if you're breastfeeding or pregnant. It is important that the doctor who will care for you in the future knows you've taken this medicine.

Olanzapine can impair your thinking or reactions. Make sure you are aware of when driving or do other activities that require you to stay attentive.Zyprexa Relprevv has not been permitted for use by older adults suffering from dementia-related psychosis.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to take Zyprexa if you have an allergy to olanzapine.

Zyprexa can increase the likelihood of dying in elderly patients suffering from psychosis related to dementia. It is not suggested to use it in this way.

If it is possible prior to receiving Zyprexa Relprevv, Tell your doctor if you've previously had:

  • Suicidal ideas or actions;
  • Liver disease;
  • Heart disease heart disease, blood pressure that is high, and high blood pressure, or low;
  • High cholesterol or triglycerides
  • A stroke, which includes "mini-stroke";
  • Breast cancer;
  • A seizure;
  • Alzheimer's disease;
  • Diabetes, or high blood sugar;
  • Increased prostate;
  • Bowel problems,
  • Narrow-angle glaucoma.

Inform your doctor when you're pregnant. Utilizing antipsychotic medications within the last 3 months of pregnancy could result in breathing issues and feeding issues, as well as withdrawal symptoms in newborns.

Inform your doctor if you are nursing. Olanzapine could be absorbed in breast milk and cause adverse reactions in the nursing infant.

In an emergency situation, you might not be able to tell your caregivers that you are nursing or pregnant. Be sure that any doctor who cares for your child or pregnant mother is aware that you have received this medication.Zyprexa Relprevv has not been recommended for use by anyone less than 18 years old.

Similar or related drugs

Caplyta, quetiapine, Abilify, Seroquel, aripiprazole, risperidone, and olanzapine

How to take Zyprexa Relprevv?

Zyprexa Relprevv injections are injected into muscles. It is administered in a hospital or clinic location.Zyprexa Relprevv can be administered once. If you are still experiencing symptoms after two hours, your doctor could prescribe an additional and/or third dosage.

Zyprexa Relprevv could trigger symptoms of delirium (sudden extreme confusion and disorientation). It can also cause agitation, issues with walking or speaking, or drowsiness that is severe enough to send you into a condition known as a coma. The patient will be observed closely for at least 3 hours following the injection.

Do I be concerned if I miss a dose?

Since Zyprexa Relprevv has been prescribed by a medical professional in an emergency, it is unlikely to skip the dose.

What will happen if I take excessively?

Since the medication is prescribed by a medical specialist in a medical setting, the risk of overdose is less likely to occur.

What should be avoided?

Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects can be experienced.Olanzapine may cause extreme sleepiness and can affect your reaction or thinking. It is recommended to stay in the medical facility for at least three hours following the injection, and you shouldn't drive throughout the day.

Do not get up too quickly from a lying or seated position where you could experience dizziness. Dizziness or excessive drowsiness may result in falls, fractures, or other injuries.

Side effects of Zyprexa Relprevv

Take immediate medical attention. If you exhibit symptoms that you are experiencing an allergic reaction, Zyprexa: hives, breathing problems, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue

Get medical attention in the event of a serious reaction to medication that could affect various parts of your body. Symptoms may include: skin rash or fever; swollen glands; flu-like symptoms; muscle aches; extreme weakening; unusual bruising; or a yellowing of your eyes or skin.

Zyprexa Relprevv could result in serious reactions in the event that the medicine enters your bloodstream too quickly. Within the first 3 hours following the injection, you'll be screened for the following symptoms:

  • Severe dizziness, drowsiness, or weakness;
  • Disorientation, anxiety, anger, or hostility;
  • Experiencing a feeling of nervousness or shaking;
  • Difficulty walking or talking;
  • Seizure (convulsions);
  • A feeling of lightheadedness similar to the feeling that you're about to be sucked out.

See your doctor right away in the event that you are suffering from:

  • Uncontrollable or twitching movements of your lips, eyes, tongue, arms, or legs;
  • Difficulty swallowing or speaking;
  • Indicators of dehydration If you are extremely thirsty, hot, or not able to urinate and suffer from excessive sweating, dry, or sweaty skin,
  • Blood sugar levels are high. Increase in thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, and fruity breath smell or
  • Serious nervous system response Very strenuous (rigid) muscles with high fever, sweating and confusion, rapid or irregular heartbeats, as well as shakes.

Common side effects of Zyprexa include:

  • Headache, back pain;
  • Weight increase (more likely to occur in teens) and increased appetite
  • Drowsiness;
  • Dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
  • Sinus pain, a runny nose, congestion of the nose, cough,
  • Itching when the injection was administered.

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

Zyprexa, along with other medications that cause you to sleep or cause breathing problems, can result in dangerous or life-threatening adverse consequences. Ask your doctor prior to using an opioid or a sleeping pill, muscle relaxers, or medication to treat anxiety or seizures.

Other medications may be incompatible with olanzapine, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Discuss with your doctor your current medications as well as any medications you are about to start or stop taking.