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A prescription medication FDA approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, acute manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder, maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder, and acute agitation in people with schizophrenia or bipolar mania.
This medication is an atypical antipsychotic available in tablet, orally disintegrating tablet, or injection.
The recommended starting dose for the oral tablets is 5 or 10 mg once daily. Maximum recommended dose is 20 mg a day. This medication should only be taken as directed by a doctor. The intramuscular injection form of this medication is generally just used in the hospital setting.
Some side effects are listed here: twitching or muscle movements you cannot control, sleepiness, headache, dizziness, nausea, chest pain, anxiety, weight gain, and weakness. Zyprexa® may cause an increase in blood