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In the US, Olanzapine (olanzapine systemic) is a member of the drug class atypical antipsychotics and is used to treat Agitated State, Agitation, Anorexia, Anorexia Nervosa, Asperger Syndrome, Bipolar Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Depressive Psychosis, Insomnia, Major Depressive Disorder, Nausea/Vomiting - Chemotherapy Induced, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Paranoid Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia and Tourette's Syndrome.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Neuroleptic agent

Benzodiazepine derivative

Serotonin receptor antagonist

Chemical Name

10H-tieno[2,3-b][1,5]benzodiazepine, 2-metyl-4-(4-metyl-1-piperazinyl)-

Foreign Names

  • Olanzapinum (Latin)
  • Olanzapin (German)
  • Olanzapine (French)
  • Olanzapina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Olanzapine (OS: USAN, BAN, JAN)
  • LY 170053 (Lilly) (IS)
  • Zyprex (IS)
  • Olanzapin (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Olanzapine (PH: BP 2018, Ph. Eur. 9, USP 41)
  • Olanzapinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Olanzapine Pamoate (OS: USAN)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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