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Zyprexa and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There are 4 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Zyprexa (olanzapine).

Moderate

OLANZapine food

Moderate Food Interaction

Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of OLANZapine such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with OLANZapine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of OLANZapine, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

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Moderate

Obesity

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

atypical antipsychotic agents - hyperglycemia/diabetes

Hyperglycemia, in some cases extreme and associated with ketoacidosis or hyperosmolar coma or death, has been reported with the use of atypical antipsychotic agents. Patients with diabetes should be monitored for worsening control of blood glucose when treated with these agents. It is recommended that patients with risk factors for diabetes mellitus starting treatment with atypical antipsychotics should undergo fasting blood glucose testing at the beginning of treatment, and periodically thereafter. Any patient treated with atypical antipsychotics should be monitored for symptoms of hyperglycemia including polydipsia, polyuria, polyphagia, and weakness. Patients who develop symptoms of hyperglycemia during treatment with atypical antipsychotics should undergo fasting blood glucose testing. In some cases, hyperglycemia has resolved when treatment with these agents was discontinued; however, some patients required continuation of anti-diabetic treatment despite discontinuation of the atypical antipsychotic drug.

References

  1. "Product Information. Clozaril (clozapine)." Novartis Pharmaceuticals (2001):
  2. "Product Information. Risperdal (risperidone)." Janssen Pharmaceuticals (2001):
  3. "Product Information. Zyprexa (olanzapine)." Lilly, Eli and Company (2001):
  4. "Product Information. Seroquel (quetiapine)." Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals (2001):
  5. "Product Information. Geodon (ziprasidone)." Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals (2001):
  6. "Product Information. Abilify (aripiprazole)." Bristol-Myers Squibb (2002):
  7. "Product Information. Invega (paliperidone)." Janssen Pharmaceuticals (2007):
  8. "Product Information. Fanapt (iloperidone)." Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc (2009):
  9. "Product Information. Saphris (asenapine)." Schering-Plough Corporation (2009):
  10. "Product Information. Latuda (lurasidone)." Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc (2010):
  11. "Product Information. Rexulti (brexpiprazole)." Otsuka American Pharmaceuticals Inc (2015):
  12. "Product Information. Vraylar (cariprazine)." Actavis Pharma, Inc. (2015):
  13. "Product Information. Caplyta (lumateperone)." Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. (2022):
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Moderate

High Cholesterol (Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hypertriglyceridemia, Sitosterolemia)

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

atypical antipsychotic agents - lipid alterations

Atypical antipsychotic drugs have been associated with undesirable alterations in lipid levels. While all agents in the class have been shown to produce some changes, each drug has its own specific risk profile. Before or soon after initiation of antipsychotic medications, a fasting lipid profile should be obtained at baseline and monitored periodically during treatment.

References

  1. "Product Information. Clozaril (clozapine)." Novartis Pharmaceuticals (2001):
  2. "Product Information. Risperdal (risperidone)." Janssen Pharmaceuticals (2001):
  3. "Product Information. Zyprexa (olanzapine)." Lilly, Eli and Company (2001):
  4. "Product Information. Seroquel (quetiapine)." Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals (2001):
  5. "Product Information. Geodon (ziprasidone)." Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals (2001):
  6. "Product Information. Abilify (aripiprazole)." Bristol-Myers Squibb (2002):
  7. "Product Information. Invega (paliperidone)." Janssen Pharmaceuticals (2007):
  8. "Product Information. Fanapt (iloperidone)." Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc (2009):
  9. "Product Information. Saphris (asenapine)." Schering-Plough Corporation (2009):
  10. "Product Information. Latuda (lurasidone)." Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc (2010):
  11. "Product Information. Rexulti (brexpiprazole)." Otsuka American Pharmaceuticals Inc (2015):
  12. "Product Information. Vraylar (cariprazine)." Actavis Pharma, Inc. (2015):
  13. "Product Information. Caplyta (lumateperone)." Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. (2022):
View all 13 references
Moderate

Obesity

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

atypical antipsychotic agents - weight gain

Weight gain has been observed with atypical antipsychotic use. While all agents in the class have been shown to produce some changes, each drug has its own specific risk profile. When treating pediatric patients with atypical antipsychotic agents, weight gain should be monitored and assessed against that expected for normal growth. Monitor weight at baseline and frequently thereafter.

References

  1. "Product Information. Clozaril (clozapine)." Novartis Pharmaceuticals (2001):
  2. "Product Information. Risperdal (risperidone)." Janssen Pharmaceuticals (2001):
  3. "Product Information. Zyprexa (olanzapine)." Lilly, Eli and Company (2001):
  4. "Product Information. Seroquel (quetiapine)." Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals (2001):
  5. "Product Information. Geodon (ziprasidone)." Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals (2001):
  6. "Product Information. Abilify (aripiprazole)." Bristol-Myers Squibb (2002):
  7. "Product Information. Invega (paliperidone)." Janssen Pharmaceuticals (2007):
  8. "Product Information. Fanapt (iloperidone)." Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc (2009):
  9. "Product Information. Saphris (asenapine)." Schering-Plough Corporation (2009):
  10. "Product Information. Latuda (lurasidone)." Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc (2010):
  11. "Product Information. Rexulti (brexpiprazole)." Otsuka American Pharmaceuticals Inc (2015):
  12. "Product Information. Vraylar (cariprazine)." Actavis Pharma, Inc. (2015):
View all 12 references

Zyprexa drug interactions

There are 639 drug interactions with Zyprexa (olanzapine).

Zyprexa disease interactions

There are 19 disease interactions with Zyprexa (olanzapine) which include:


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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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