Products
Pre-Nursing
Nursing Student
NCLEX Prep
New Grad

Olanzapine (Zyprexa )

Struggling in nursing school?

NURSING.com will skyrocket your grades 🚀

Free Nursing Pharmacology Cheatsheet

Download the free PDF cheatsheet 💊

What is the Generic Name for Zyprexa?

Olanzapine

What is the Trade Name for Olanzapine?

Zyprexa

What are the Indications of Olanzapine (Zyprexa )?

  • Schizophrenia, mania
  • Depression
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Nausea/vomiting related to chemotherapy

What are the Actions of Olanzapine (Zyprexa )?

Antagonizes dopamine and serotonin

What is the Therapeutic Class of Olanzapine (Zyprexa )?

Antipsychotic, mood stabilizers

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Olanzapine (Zyprexa )?

Thienobenzodiazepines

What are the Nursing Considerations of Olanzapine (Zyprexa )?

  • Do not use while breastfeeding
  • Can cause neurolyptic malignant syndrome, seizures, suicidal thoughts, insomnia, tardive dyskinesia, agranulocytosis, constipation, tremors
  • Assess mental status
  • Monitor hemodynamics
  • Assess blood sugars
  • Assess intake and output
  • Monitor liver function tests

Struggling With Nursing Pharmacology?

The NURSING.com Pharmacology course covers what you need to know to master pharm.

View a sample pharm lesson now!

Share this post:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on reddit
Share on whatsapp
Share on email
[FREE]
[FREE]