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Q: What is the drug olanzapine used for?

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Olanzapine uses include treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder). It should not be used to treat behavioral problems in older adults with dementia. Using an antipsychotic drug, like olanzapine, in this population increases the risk of death. Zyprexa is the brand name.

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  1. Olanzapine. U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a601213.html#brand-name-1
  2. Olanzapine (Oral Route). Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/olanzapine-oral-route/description/drg-20071350
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