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Olanzapine and Autism Ranking: Mildly Hazardous Limited positive evidence

Key Features

Olanzapine is a type of atypical antipsychotic drug, which is sold under a variety of brand names including Zyprexa, Zydis and Zolafren.

Antipsychotic drugs are used to treat the symptoms of a range of conditions including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. They work by changing the activity of certain natural substances in the brain, although the exact mechanism is unclear.  Atypical anti-psychotic drugs are newer than older, typical anti-psychotic drugs and are believed to be better tolerated, with less side-effects.

Olanzapine comes in a variety of forms, including as a tablet and as an intra-muscular injection.

You will need to consult a psychiatrist, GP, or other suitably qualified medical practitioner, for the latest information on specific formulations and doses

Updated
19 Dec 2017
Last Review
01 Feb 2016
Next Review
01 Feb 2019