What is olanzapine?
Olanzapine is a prescription drug used to treat patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It can help improve mental functioning and reduce the severity of psychotic, manic, or depressive symptoms.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness that causes you to have unusual or inappropriate emotions, thinking, and disturbances. Schizophrenia may also cause you to experience hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, and even suicidal thoughts.
Mania is one of two episodes or swings you experience when you have bipolar disorder. This might be expressed in feelings of euphoria, energy, and sometimes irritability. Depression swings your mood the other way and results in feeling sad, hopeless, or unmotivated even in normal daily activities.
Contact your doctor to learn more about whether olanzapine is right for you.