Olanzapine is the main active component used in the medication to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder. It is a synthetic derivative of thienobenzodiazepine with antipsychotic, antinausea, and antiemetic properties. It binds with high-affinity binding to the following receptors. It binds weakly to gamma-aminobutyric acid type A, benzodiazepine, and beta-adrenergic receptors. This active component might also stimulate the appetite. This medicine belongs to a class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics.
Class of Drugs – Atypical antipsychotics
Molecular Formula – C17H20N4S
Molecular Weight - 312.4 g/mol
Working: The mentioned medical component is an atypical antipsychotic drug. It is often used to treat psychotic conditions like bipolar disorder. Olanzapine thought that it may help to regulate the amount of certain chemicals (dopamine and serotonin) in your brain to help control your mood.
Uses: Medication composed of this mentioned active ingredient is used to treat certain mental/mood conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder. It may also be used in combination with other medication to treat depression. Olanzapine can help to decrease hallucinations and help you to think more clearly and positively about yourself, feel less agitated, and take a more active part in everyday life.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This cancer drug is used in a popular brand medication as mentioned below:
- Zyprexa: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg and 20 mg
- Zyprexa Zydis: 5 mg, 10 mg, and 15 mg