Zyprexa Zydis (Olanzapine ODT) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Zyprexa Zydis
Your doctor may recommend you to buy Zyprexa Zydis if you are suffering from certain mood or mental conditions like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. In combination with other medicines, it can also be used for the treatment of depression. Olanzapine is an anti-manic or anti-psychotic agent, which helps in restoring the balance of natural chemicals in a patient’s brain known as neurotransmitters. If you use the drug for a long period, you will feel less nervous, experience fewer hallucinations, and be able to concentrate better. Sometimes, Zyprexa Zydis can also be used for preventing vomiting and nausea after chemotherapy.
Side Effects for Zyprexa Zydis
Some common side effects of Zyprexa Zydis include weight gain, increased appetite, restlessness, tiredness, drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, memory problems, constipation, stomach pain, pain in the legs or arms, back pain, a tingly or numb feeling, breast discharge or swelling in both men and women, and missed menstrual periods in women. You need to contact your doctor immediately if you have high fever, stiff muscles, uncontrolled movements of the eyes, tongue, or lips, infrequent urination, high blood sugar, problems with speech, balance, or vision, swelling of the feet or hands, hallucinations, unusual behaviors or thoughts, suicidal thoughts, dark urine, yellowing of the eyes or skin, upper stomach pain, or clay colored stools.
Before you buy Zyprexa Zydis, you should inform your doctor if you are suffering from liver disease, heart disease, diabetes, bowel problems, narrow angle glaucoma, or an enlarged prostate. You should also inform him/her if you have a history of low or high blood pressure, low WBC count, high triglycerides or cholesterol, heart attack, stroke or heart failure, breast cancer, seizures, or epilepsy. As Zyprexa Zydis makes you dizzy, you should not drive a vehicle or do any such activity that requires complete alertness. The drug can lead to withdrawal symptoms, feeding problems, breathing problems, tremors, stiff or limp muscles, and fussiness in an unborn baby, and therefore, it is not recommended for pregnant women.
Zyprexa Zydis Dosage
Adults are given Zyprexa Zydis 5mg-10mg once a day, while teenagers are given Zyprexa Zydis 2.5mg-5mg once a day. In order to treat bipolar disorder, adults are given Zyprexa Zydis 5mg-15mg once a day, not exceeding 20mg. The dosages can be adjusted depending on the patient’s age, medical condition, and response to treatment. While taking the tablet, put it on your tongue so that it can dissolve within a few seconds. After that, you can easily swallow it with or without water.
Zyprexa Zydis should not be taken with blood pressure or heart related medications and medicines used for treating Parkinson’s disease, such as levodopa, ropinirole, pramipexole, or selegiline. Other drugs that may interact adversely with Zyprexa Zydis include carbamazepine, diazepam, fluoxetine, olanzapine, fluvoxamine, omeprazole, and rifampin. As this drug causes dizziness, you should not take it with other medications or substances that produce the same effect, such as sedatives, narcotic pain relievers, sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, cold and cough medicines, and antidepressants.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo testing to ensure that they are similar to their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with the comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain the same active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must have a comparable strength and dosage as the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically equivalent. They may look different, and be called something different.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
Generally speaking, the two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.