I was prescribed 20 mg olanzapine on 9/25 and then changed to 10 mg on 9/27... can I cut the 20mg in half. (30 tabs) and if not, why not? very expensive... $238.98.. just to throw in trash?
A pharmacist would probably say no (they want you to purchase a new script) and they (Zyprexa) do (or did) used to have a smooth white coating over yellow insides; I guess I know that because I must have tried. I don't recall any issues and they still worked the same. They are not an extended release tablet but they may be coated to prevent extended exposure to stomach acid. The FDA document does not say one way or another.
- Olanzapine Information for Consumers
- Olanzapine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Olanzapine (detailed)
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