The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky provide legal support and representation to plaintiffs seeking to pursue a Zyprexa lawsuit. In order to secure a maximum Zyprexa settlement, it is crucial to have a competent and experienced Zyprexa lawyer to guide you through all of the legal hurdles. Contact a Zyprexa attorney today to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to recovering damages.
Zyprexa is an antipsychotic drug, known generically as Olanzapine (when Olanzapine is used in conjunction with fluoxetine, then it is known as Symbyax). Zyprexa is FDA-approved for treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The drug is manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company.
There have been studies that have been testing the potential of Zyprexa for of-label uses; however, it is already being prescribed for a variety of off-label uses, including anorexia nervosa and Tourette syndrome. Some doctors even prescribe it as a sleep aid.
Unfortunately, as with other neuroleptic drugs, Zyprexa has many very serious side effects, including the sporadic movement disorder tardive dyskinesia and the possibly fatal neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
Zyprexa side effects include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Tardive Dyskinesia
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
- Urinary retention
- Auditory Hallucinations
- Brain Zaps
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Missed periods (for women)
- Weight Gain
- Discolored teeth
- Disruption of metabolism
- Discontinuation Syndrome
- High Cholesterol
- Birth Defects
If you or one of your loved ones has been injured by taking Zyprexa, you might be entitled to Zyprexa compensation. Contact one of our attorneys today. Additionally, if you suspect that your off-label prescription was motivated by the pharmaceutical company, you might also have a lawsuit.