Zyprexa® (There may be other names for this medication.)
How is Olanzapine Given?
Olanzapine comes as a tablet that is taken by mouth. (You may take it with or without food.)
Why am I Taking Olanzapine?
Olanzapine is used to prevent and/or treat nausea and vomiting caused by cancer treatment. It is more commonly used with chemotherapy that has a high or moderate risk of causing nausea and vomiting. At different doses and with daily use, it can also be used to treat certain psychiatric disorders.
How Does it Work?
Olanzapine works by binding to and blocking receptors in the brain that are involved in causing nausea and vomiting. These include serotonin, dopamine, and histamine receptors, among others.