The generic name for Zyprexa is olanzapine. Olanzapine is a type of atypical antipsychotic medication. It is often used to treat cases of schizophrenia and manic episodes of Bipolar disorder. Olanzapine can be used for either a new onset of disease or for long term management. The mode of administration of olanzapine is by mouth or by injection. The exact mechanism of action of this medication remains unclear, but it presumes to block receptors for many neurotransmitters.
The most common side effects attributed to olanzapine include akathisia (a movement disorder), headache, dizziness, drowsiness, restlessness, lightheadedness, dry mouth, increased appetite, tiredness. Other possible side effects are gynecomastia, tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, erectile dysfunction, low blood pressure on standing, possible seizure, and many more. I hope you find this information helpful.