Zyprexa Side Effects

The risks of these drugs are provided so the public can make informed, educated decisions. Zyprexa is a newer antipsychotic drug. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a black box warning about antipsychotics increasing the risk of death in elderly with dementia. It is also known as Olanzapine, Zyprexa Zydis, Zypadhera, Zyprexa Relprevv.

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Zyprexa Drug Warnings:

There have been 15 drug regulatory agency warnings from five countries (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and South Africa). These include the following (note that some warnings cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of warnings):

4 warnings on Zyprexa causing death or increased risk of death
3 warnings on Zyprexa causing weight gain
3 warnings on Zyprexa causing involuntary movements
2 warnings on Zyprexa causing birth defects
2 warnings on Zyprexa causing withdrawal symptoms
2 warnings on Zyprexa causing stroke
2 warnings on Zyprexa causing diabetes
2 warnings on Zyprexa causing blood disorders
1 warning on Zyprexa causing heart problems
1 warning on Zyprexa causing Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder)

Zyprexa Drug Studies:

There have been 33 studies in five countries (United States, Denmark, Canada, Spain and United Kingdom). These include the following (note that some studies cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of studies):

8 studies on Zyprexa causing weight gain/obesity
6 studies on Zyprexa causing diabetes
4 studies on Zyprexa causing death or increased risk of death
3 studies on Zyprexa causing heart problems
3 studies on Zyprexa causing metabolic problems
2 studies on Zyprexa causing blood disorders
1 study on Zyprexa causing cognitive decline
1 study on Zyprexa causing sexual dysfunction
1 study on Zyprexa causing strokes
1 study on Zyprexa causing Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder)

Adverse Reaction Reports Filed with the US FDA: There have been 14,613 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Zyprexa (olanzapine).

The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring are most certainly higher.

  • 2,747 cases of diabetes mellitus
  • 1,943 cases of weight increased
  • 1,036 cases of hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • 1,032 cases of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
  • 911 cases of overdose
  • 856 cases of hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)
  • 796 cases of death
  • 721 cases of blood triglycerides increased
  • 635 cases of diabetic ketoacidosis (build up of the chemical ketone in the blood)
  • 597 cases of metabolic disorder


Documented Side Effects of Zyprexa:
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.

Changes in vision
Depression
Difficulty breathing/ swallowing
Difficulty falling asleep/ staying asleep
Dizziness
Fast or irregular heartbeat
Hives

Insomnia
Pain in arms, legs, back or joints
Personality disorder
Restlessness
Seizures
Somnolence
Sore throat, fever, chills, and other signs of infection

Swelling of the arms, hands, feet, ankles or lower legs
Tremor
Unusual behavior
Unusual movements that can’t be controlled
Weight gain



Note: Side effects of psychiatric drugs can persist for months, if not years, after stopping them.
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This brochure is a simple guide that documents the dangerous and deadly side effects of the drugs prescribed to millions of men, women and children diagnosed with bogus mental disorders.