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Zypreza Side Effects The following list is broken into categories covering the various areas of the body, such as the nervous system, lymph system, emotional and mental symptoms and so forth. These categories will make it easier for you to find the part of the body you are interested in.
Body Zyprexa side effects Dry Mouth - The usual amount to moisture in the mouth is noticeably less. Zyprexa side effects Sweating Increased - A large quantity of perspiration that is medically caused. Cardiovascular (Involving the heart and the blood vessels) Zyprexa side effects Palpitation - Unusual and not normal heartbeat, that is sometimes irregular, but rapid and forceful thumping or fluttering. It can be brought on by shock, excitement, exertion, or medical stimulants. A person is normally unaware of his/her heartbeat. Zyprexa side effects Hypertension - is high blood pressure, which is a symptom of disease in the blood vessels leading away from the heart. Hypertension is known as the “silent killer”. The symptoms are usually not obvious, however it can lead to damage to the heart, brain, kidneys and eyes, and even to stroke and kidney failure. Treatment includes dietary and lifestyle changes. Zyprexa side effects Bradycardia - The heart rate is slowed from 72 beats per minute, which is normal, to below 60 beats per minute in an adult. Zyprexa side effects Tachycardia - The heart rate is speeded up to above 100 beats per minute in an adult. Normal adult heart rate is 72 beats per minute. Zyprexa side effects ECG Abnormal - A test called an electrocardiogram (ECG) that records the activity of the heart. It measures heartbeats as will as the position and size of the heart’s four chambers. It also measures if there is damage to the heart and the effects of drugs or mechanical devices like a pacemaker on the heart. When the test is abnormal this means that one or more of the following are present: heart disease, defects, beating too fast or too slow, disease of the blood vessels leading from the heart or of the heart valves, and/or a past or about to occur heart attack. Zyprexa side effects Flushing - The skin all over the body turns red. Zyprexa side effects Varicose Vein - Unusually swollen veins near the surface of the skin that sometimes appear twisted and knotted, but always enlarged. They are called hemorrhoids when they appear around the rectum. The cause is attributed to hereditary weakness in the veins aggravated by obesity, pregnancy, pressure from standing, aging, etc. Severe cases may develop swelling in the legs, ankles and feet, eczema and/or ulcers in the affected areas. Gastrointestinal (Involving the stomach and the intestines) Zyprexa side effects Abdominal Cramp/Pain - Sudden, severe, uncontrollable and painful shortening and thickening of the muscles in the belly. The belly includes the stomach as well as the intestines, liver, kidneys, pancreas, spleen, gall bladder, and urinary bladder. Zyprexa side effects Belching - Noisy release of gas from the stomach through the mouth; a burp. Zyprexa side effects Bloating - Swelling of the belly caused by excessive intestinal gas. Zyprexa side effects Constipation - Difficulty in having a bowel movement where the material in the bowels is hard due to a lack of exercise, fluid intake, and roughage in the diet, or due to certain drugs. Zyprexa side effects Diarrhea - Unusually frequent and excessive, runny bowel movements that may result in severe dehydration and shock. Zyprexa side effects Dyspepsia - Indigestion. This is the discomfort you experience after eating. It can be heartburn, gas, nausea, a bellyache or bloating.
Zyprexa side effects Flatulence - More gas than normal in the digestive organs. Zyprexa side effects Gagging - Involuntary choking and/or involuntary throwing up. Zyprexa side effects Gastritis - A severe irritation of the mucus lining of the stomach either short in duration or lasting for a long period of time. Zyprexa side effects Gastroenteritis - A condition where the membranes of the stomach and intestines are irritated. Zyprexa side effects Gastroesophageal Reflux - A continuous state where stomach juices flow back into the throat causing acid indigestion and heartburn and possibly injury to the throat. Zyprexa side effects Heartburn - A burning pain in the area of the breastbone caused by stomach juices flowing back up into the throat. Zyprexa side effects Hemorrhoids - Small rounded purplish swollen veins that either bleed, itch or are painful and appear around the anus. Zyprexa side effects Increased Stool frequency - Diarrhea.  Zyprexa side effects Indigestion - Unable to properly consume and absorb food in the digestive tract causing constipation, nausea, stomach ache, gas, swollen belly, pain and general discomfort or sickness. Zyprexa side effects Nausea - Stomach irritation with a queasy sensation similar to motion sickness and a feeling that one is going to vomit. Zyprexa side effects Polyposis Gastric - Tumors that grow on stems in the lining of the stomach, which usually become cancerous. Zyprexa side effects Swallowing Difficulty - A feeling that food is stuck in the throat or upper chest area and won’t go down, making it difficult to swallow. Zyprexa side effects Toothache - Pain in a tooth above and below the gum line. Zyprexa side effects Vomiting - Involuntarily throwing up the contents of the stomach and usually getting a nauseated, sick feeling just prior to doing so. General Zyprexa side effects Allergy - The extreme sensitivity of body tissues triggered by substances in the air, drugs, or foods causing a reaction like sneezing, itching, asthma, hay fever, skin rashes, nausea and/or vomiting. Zyprexa side effects Anaphylaxis - A violent, sudden, and severe drop in blood pressure caused by a re-exposure to a foreign protein or a second dosage of a drug that may be fatal unless emergency treatment is given right away. Zyprexa side effects Asthenia - A physically weak condition. Zyprexa side effects Chest Pains - Severe discomfort in the chest caused by not enough oxygen going to the heart because of narrowing of the blood vessels or spasms. Zyprexa side effects Chills - Appearing pale while cold and shivering; sometimes with a fever. Zyprexa side effects Edema of Extremities - Abnormal swelling of the body’s tissue caused by the collection of fluid. Zyprexa side effects Fall - To suddenly lose your normal standing upright position as if you were shot. Zyprexa side effects Fatigue - Loss of normal strength so as to not be able to do the usual physical and mental activities. Zyprexa side effects Fever - Abnormally high body temperature, the normal being 98 degrees Fahrenheit or 37 degrees Centigrade in humans, which is a symptom of disease or disorder in the body. The body is affected by feeling hot, chilled, sweaty, weak and exhausted. If the fever goes too high, death can result. Zyprexa side effects Hot Flashes - Brief, abnormal enlargement of the blood vessels that causes a sudden heat sensation over the entire body. Women in menopause will sometimes experience this. Zyprexa side effects Influenza-like Symptoms - Demonstrating irritation of the respiratory tract (organs of breathing) such as a cold, sudden fever, aches and pains, as well as feeling weak and seeking bed rest, which is similar to having the flu. Zyprexa side effects Leg Pain - A hurtful sensation in the legs that is caused by excessive stimulation of the nerve endings in the legs and results in extreme discomfort. Zyprexa side effects Malaise - The somewhat unclear feeling of discomfort you get when you start to feel sick. Zyprexa side effects Pain in Limb - Sudden, sharp and uncontrolled leg discomfort. Zyprexa side effects Syncope - A short period of light headedness or unconsciousness (black-out) also know as fainting caused by lack of oxygen to the brain because of an interruption in blood flowing to the brain. Zyprexa side effects Tightness of Chest - Mild or sharp discomfort, tightness or pressure in the chest area (anywhere between the throat and belly). The causes can be mild or seriously life-threatening because they include the heart, lungs and surrounding muscles. Hemic and Lymphatic Disorders (Involving the blood and the clear fluids in the tissues that contain white blood cells) Zyprexa side effects Bruise - Damage to the skin resulting in a purple-green-yellow skin coloration that’s caused by breaking the blood vessels in the area without breaking the surface of the skin. Zyprexa side effects Anemia - A condition where the blood is no longer carrying enough oxygen, so the person looks pale and easily gets dizzy, weak and tired. More severely, a person can end up with an abnormal heart, as well as breathing and digestive difficulties. The causes of anemia are not enough protein in the red blood cells, or missing and chemically destroyed red blood cells, as well as diseased or destroyed bone marrow. Zyprexa side effects Nosebleed - Blood lost from the part of the face that has the organs of smell and is where the body takes in oxygen. Zyprexa side effects Hematoma - Broken blood vessels that cause a swelling in an area on the body. Zyprexa side effects Lymphadenopathy Cervical - The lymph nodes in the neck, which are part of the body’s immune system get swollen and enlarge by reacting to the presence of a drug. The swelling is the result of the white blood cells multiplying in order to fight the invasion of the drug. Metabolic and Nutritional Disorders (Energy and health) Zyprexa side effects Arthralgia - Sudden sharp nerve pain in one or more joints. Zyprexa side effects Arthropathy - Having joint disease or abnormal joints. Zyprexa side effects Arthritis - Painfully inflamed and swollen joints. The reddened and swollen condition is brought on by a serious injury or shock to the body either from physical or emotional causes. Zyprexa side effects Back Discomfort - Severe physical distress in the area from the neck to the pelvis along the backbone. Zyprexa side effects Bilirubin Increased - Bilirubin is a waste product of the breakdown of old blood cells. Bilirubin is sent to the liver to be made water-soluble so it can be eliminated from the body through emptying the bladder. A drug can interfere with or damage this normal liver function creating liver disease. Zyprexa side effects Decreased Weight - Uncontrolled and measured loss of heaviness or weight. Zyprexa side effects Gout - A severe arthritis condition that is caused by the dumping of a waste product called uric acid in the tissues and joints. It can become worse and cause the body to develop a deformity after going through stages of pain, inflammation, severe tenderness, and stiffness. Zyprexa side effects Hepatic Enzymes Increased - An increase in the amount of paired liver proteins that regulate liver processes causing a condition where the liver functions abnormally. Zyprexa side effects Hypercholesterolemia - Too much cholesterol in the blood cells. Zyprexa side effects Hyperglycemia - An unhealthy amount of sugar in the blood. Zyprexa side effects Increased Weight - A concentration and storage of fat in the body accumulating over a period of time caused by unhealthy eating patterns, that can predispose the body to many disorders and diseases. Zyprexa side effects Jaw Pain - The pain due to irritation and swelling of the nerves associated with the mouth area where it opens and closes just in front of the ear. Some of the symptoms are pain when chewing, head aches, losing your balance, stuffy ears or ringing in the ears, and teeth grinding. Zyprexa side effects Jaw Stiffness - The result of squeezing and grinding the teeth while asleep that can cause your teeth to deteriorate as well as the muscles and joints of the jaw. Zyprexa side effects Joint Stiffness - A loss of free motion and easy flexibility where any two bones come together. Zyprexa side effects Muscle Cramp - When muscles contract uncontrollably without warning and do not relax. The muscles of any of the body’s organs can cramp. Zyprexa side effects Muscle Stiffness - Tightening of muscles making it difficult to bend. Zyprexa side effects Muscle Weakness - Loss of physical strength. Zyprexa side effects Myalgia - A general widespread pain and tenderness of the muscles. Zyprexa side effects Thirst - A strong, unnatural craving for moisture/water in the mouth and throat. Nervous System (Sensory channels) Zyprexa side effects Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - A pinched nerve in the wrist that causes pain, tingling, and numbing. Zyprexa side effects Coordination Abnormal - A lack of normal, harmonious interaction of the parts of the body when it is in motion. Zyprexa side effects Dizziness - Losing one’s balance while feeling unsteady and lightheaded which may lead to fainting. Zyprexa side effects Disequilibrium - Lack of mental and emotional balance. Zyprexa side effects Faintness - A temporary condition where one is likely to go unconscious and fall. Zyprexa side effects Headache - A sharp or dull persistent pain in the head Zyprexa side effects Hyperreflexia - A not normal and involuntary increased response in the tissues connecting the bones to the muscles. Zyprexa side effects Light-headed Feeling – Uncontrolled and usually brief loss of consciousness caused by lack of oxygen to the brain. Zyprexa side effects Migraine - Reoccurring severe head pain usually with nausea, vomiting, dizziness, flashes or spots before the eyes, and ringing in the ears Zyprexa side effects Muscle Contractions Involuntary - Spontaneous and uncontrollable tightening reaction of the muscles caused by electrical impulses from the nervous system. Zyprexa side effects Muscular Tone Increased - Uncontrolled and exaggeration muscle tension. Muscles are normally partially tensed and this is what gives us muscle tone. Zyprexa side effects Paresthesia - Burning, prickly, itchy, or tingling skin with no obvious or understood physical cause. Zyprexa side effects Restless Legs - A need to move the legs without any apparent reason. Sometimes there is pain, twitching, jerking, cramping, burning, or a creepy- crawly sensation associated with the movements. It worsens when a person is inactive and can interrupt one’s sleep so one feels the need to move to gain some relief. Zyprexa side effects Shaking - Uncontrolled quivering and trembling as if one is cold and chilled. Zyprexa side effects Sluggishness - Lack of alertness and energy, as well as being slow to respond or perform in life. Zyprexa side effects Tics - A contraction of a muscle causing a repeated movement not under the control of the person usually on the face or limbs. Zyprexa side effects Tremor - A nervous and involuntary vibrating or quivering of the body. Zyprexa side effects Twitching - Sharp, jerky and spastic motion sometimes with a sharp sudden pain. Zyprexa side effects Vertigo - A sensation of dizziness with disorientation and confusion. Psychiatric Disorders (Mental and emotional) Zyprexa side effects Aggravated Nervousness - A progressively worsening, irritated and troubled state of mind. Zyprexa side effects Agitation - Suddenly violent and forceful, emotionally disturbed state of mind. Zyprexa side effects Amnesia - Long term or short term, partial or full memory loss created by emotional or physical shock, severe illness, or a blow to the head where the person was caused pain and became unconsciousness. Zyprexa side effects Anxiety Attack - Sudden and intense feelings of fear, terror, and dread physically creating shortness of breath, sweating, trembling and heart palpitations. Zyprexa side effects Apathy - Complete lack of concern or interest for things that ordinarily would be regarded as important or would normally cause concern. Zyprexa side effects Appetite Decreased - Having a lack of appetite despite the ordinary caloric demands of living with a resulting unintentional loss of weight. Zyprexa side effects Appetite Increased - An unusual hunger causing one to overeat. Zyprexa side effects Auditory Hallucination - Hearing things without the voices or noises being present. Zyprexa side effects Bruxism - Grinding and clenching of teeth while sleeping. Zyprexa side effects Carbohydrate Craving - A drive and craving to eat foods rich in sugar and starches (sweets, snacks and junk foods) that intensifies as the diet becomes more and more unbalanced due to the unbalancing of the proper nutritional requirements of the body. Zyprexa side effects Concentration Impaired - Unable to easily focus your attention for long periods of time. Zyprexa side effects Confusion - Not able to think clearly and understand in order to make a logical decision. Zyprexa side effects Crying Abnormal - Unusual and not normal fits of weeping for short or long periods of time for no apparent reason. Zyprexa side effects Depersonalization - A condition where one has lost a normal sense of personal identity. Zyprexa side effects Depression - A hopeless feeling of failure, loss and sadness that can deteriorate into thoughts of death. Zyprexa side effects Disorientation - A loss of sense of direction, place, time or surroundings as well as mental confusion on personal identity. Zyprexa side effects Dreaming Abnormal - Dreaming that leaves a very clear, detailed picture and impression when awake that can last for a long period of time and sometimes be unpleasant. Zyprexa side effects Emotional Lability - Suddenly breaking out in laughter or crying or doing both without being able to control the outburst of emotion. These episodes are unstable as they are caused by things that normally would not have this effect on an individual. Zyprexa side effects Excitability - Uncontrollably responding to stimuli. Zyprexa side effects Feeling Unreal - The awareness that one has an undesirable emotion like fear but can’t seem to shake off the irrational feeling. For example, feeling like one is going crazy but rationally knowing that it is not true. The quality of this side effect resembles being in a bad dream and not being able to wake up. Zyprexa side effects Forgetfulness - Unable to remember what one ordinarily would remember. Zyprexa side effects Insomnia - Sleeplessness caused by physical stress, mental stress or stimulants such as coffee or medications; it is a condition of being abnormally awake when one would ordinarily be able to fall and remain asleep. Zyprexa side effects Irritability - Abnormally annoyed in response to a stimulus. Zyprexa side effects Jitteriness - Nervous fidgeting without an apparent cause. Zyprexa side effects Lethargy - Mental and physical sluggishness and apathy that can deteriorate into an unconscious state resembling deep sleep. A numbed state of mind. Zyprexa side effects Libido Decreased - An abnormal loss of sexual energy or desire. Zyprexa side effects Panic Reaction - A sudden, overpowering, chaotic and confused mental state of terror resulting in being doubt ridden often accompanied with hyperventilation, and extreme anxiety. Zyprexa side effects Restlessness Aggravated - A constantly worsening troubled state of mind characterized by the person being increasingly nervous, unable to relax, and easily angered. Zyprexa side effects Somnolence - Feeling sleepy all the time or having a condition of semi-consciousness. Zyprexa side effects Suicide Attempt - An unsuccessful deliberate attack on one’s own life with the intention of ending it. Zyprexa side effects Suicidal Tendency - Most likely will attempt to kill oneself. Zyprexa side effects Tremulousness Nervous - Very jumpy, shaky, and uneasy while feeling fearful and timid. The condition is characterized by thoughts of dreading the future, involuntary quivering, trembling, and feeling distressed and suddenly upset. Zyprexa side effects Yawning - involuntary opening of the mouth with deep inhalation of air. Reproductive Disorder Female Zyprexa side effects Breast Neoplasm - A tumor or cancer, of either of the two milk-secreting organs on the chest of a woman. Zyprexa side effects Menorrhagia - Abnormally heavy menstrual period or a menstrual flow that has continued for an unusually long period of time. Zyprexa side effects Menstrual Cramps - Painful, involuntary uterus contractions that women experience around the time of their menstrual period, sometimes causing pain in the lower back and thighs. Zyprexa side effects Menstrual Disorder - A disturbance or derangement in the normal function of a woman’s menstrual period. Zyprexa side effects Pelvic Inflammation - The reaction of the body to infectious, allergic, or chemical irritation, which in turn causes tissue irritation, injury, or bacterial infection characterized by pain, redness, swelling, and sometimes loss of function. The reaction usually begins in the uterus and spreads to the  fallopian tubes, ovaries, and other areas in the hipbone region of the body. Zyprexa side effects Premenstrual Syndrome - Various physical and mental symptoms commonly experienced by women of childbearing age usually 2 to 7 days before the start of their monthly period. There are over 150 symptoms including eating binges, behavioral changes, moodiness, irritability, fatigue, fluid retention, breast tenderness, headaches, bloating, anxiety, and depression. The symptoms cease shortly after the period begins, and disappear with menopause. Zyprexa side effects Spotting Between Menses - Abnormal bleeding between periods. Unusual spotting between menstrual cycles. Respiratory System (Organs involved in breathing) Zyprexa side effects Asthma - A disease of the breathing system initiated by and allergic reaction or a chemical with repeated attacks of coughing, sticky mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, and a tight feeling in the chest. The disease can reach a state where it stops a person from exhaling, leading to unconsciousness and death. Zyprexa side effects Breath Shortness - Unnatural breathing using a lot off effort resulting in not enough air taken in by the body. Zyprexa side effects Bronchitis - Inflammation of the two main breathing tubes leading from the windpipe to the lungs. The disease is marked with coughing, a low-grade fever, chest pains, and hoarseness, caused by an allergic reaction. Zyprexa side effects Coughing - A cough is the response to an irritation, such as mucus, that causes the muscles controlling the breathing process to expel air from the lungs suddenly and noisily to keep the air passages free from the irritating material. Zyprexa side effects Laryngitis - Inflammation of the voice box characterized by hoarseness, sore throat, and coughing. It can be cause by straining the voice or exposure to infectious, allergic or chemical irritation. Zyprexa side effects Nasal Congestion - The presence of an abnormal amount of fluid in the nose. Zyprexa side effects Pneumonia Tracheitis - Bacterial infection of the air passageways and lungs that causes redness, swelling and pain in the windpipe. Other symptoms are high fever, chills, pain in the chest, difficulty in breathing, and coughing with mucus discharge. Zyprexa side effects Rhinitis - Chemical irritation causing pain, redness and swelling in the mucus membranes of the nose. Zyprexa side effects Sinus Congestion - The mucus-lined areas of the bones in the face that are thought to help warm and moisten air to the nose. These areas become clogged with excess fluid or infected. Zyprexa side effects Sinus Headache - The abnormal amount of fluid in the hollows of the face bone area especially around the nose. This excess fluid creates pressure, causing pain in the head. Zyprexa side effects Sinusitis - The body reacting to chemical irritation causing redness, swelling and pain in the area of the hollows in the facial bones especially around the nose. Skeletal Zyprexa side effects Neck/Shoulder Pain - Hurtful sensations of the nerve endings caused by damage to the tissues in the neck and shoulder signaling danger of disease. Skin and Appendages Disorders (Skin, legs and arms) Zyprexa side effects Acne - Eruptions of the oils glands of the skin, especially on the face, marked by pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, bumps, and more severely, by cysts and scarring. Zyprexa side effects Alopecia - The loss of hair or baldness. Zyprexa side effects Eczema - A severe or continuing skin disease marked by redness, crusting and scaling with watery blisters and itching. It is often difficult to treat and will sometimes go away only to reappear again. Zyprexa side effects Dermatitis - Generally irritated skin that can be caused by any of a number of irritating things such as parasites, fungus, bacteria, or foreign substances causing an allergic reaction. It is a general inflammation of the skin. Zyprexa side effects Dry Lips - The lack of normal moisture in the fleshy folds that surround the mouth. Zyprexa side effects Dry Skin - The lack of normal moisture/oils in the surface layer of the body. The skin is the body’s largest organ. Zyprexa side effects Folliculitis - Inflammation of a follicle (small body sac) especially a hair follicle. A hair follicle contains the root of a hair. Zyprexa side effects Furunculosis - Skin boils that show up repeatedly. Zyprexa side effects Lipoma - A tumor of mostly fat cells that is not health endangering. Zyprexa side effects Pruritus - Extreme itching of often-undamaged skin. Zyprexa side effects Rash - A skin eruption or discoloration that may or may not be itching, tingling, burning, or painful. It may be caused by an allergy, an skin irritation, a skin disease. Zyprexa side effects Skin Nodule - A bulge, knob, swelling or outgrowth in the skin that is a mass of tissue or cells. Special Senses Zyprexa side effects Conjunctivitis - Infection of the membrane that covers the eyeball and lines the eyelid, caused by a virus, allergic reaction, or an irritating chemical. It is characterized by redness, a discharge of fluid and itching. Zyprexa side effects Dry Eyes - Not enough moisture in the eyes. Zyprexa side effects Earache - Pain in the ear. Zyprexa side effects Eye Infection - The invasion of the eye tissue by a bacteria, virus, fungus, etc, causing damage to the tissue, with toxicity. Infection spreading in the body progresses into disease. Zyprexa side effects Eye Irritation - An inflammation of the eye. Zyprexa side effects Metallic Taste - A range of taste impairment from distorted taste to a complete loss of taste. Zyprexa side effects Pupils Dilated - Abnormal expansion of the blace circular opening in the center of the eye. Zyprexa side effects Taste alteration - Abnormal flavor detection in food. Zyprexa side effects Tinnitus - A buzzing, ringing, or whistling sound in one or both ears occurring from the internal use of certain drugs. Zyprexa side effects Vision Abnormal - Normal images are seen differently by the viewer. Zyprexa side effects Vision Blurred - Eyesight is dim or indistinct and hazy in outline or appearance. Zyprexa side effects Visual Disturbance - Eyesight is interfered with or interrupted. Some disturbances are light sensitivity and the inability to easily distinguish colors. Urinary System Disorder Zyprexa side effects Blood in Urine - Blood is present when one empties liquid waste product of the kidneys through the bladder by urinating in the toilet turning the water pink to bright red. Or you could see pots of blood in the water after urinating. Zyprexa side effects Dysuria - Difficult or painful urination. Zyprexa side effects Kidney Stone - Small hard masses of salt deposits that the kidney forms. Zyprexa side effects Urinary Frequency - Having to urinate more often than usual or between unusually short time periods. Zyprexa side effects Urinary Tract Infection - An invasion of bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc., of the system in the body that starts with the kidneys and eliminates urine from the body. If the invasion goes unchecked it can injure tissue and progress into disease. Zyprexa side effects Urinary Urgency - A sudden compelling urge to urinate, accompanied by discomfort in the bladder. Urogenital (Urinary tract and genital structures or functions) Zyprexa side effects Anorgasmia - Failure to experience an orgasm. Zyprexa side effects Ejaculation Disorder - Dysfunction of the discharge of semen during orgasm. Zyprexa side effects Menstrual Disorder - Dysfunction of the discharge during the monthly menstrual cycle. Zyprexa side effects Acute Renal Failure - The kidneys stop functioning properly to excrete wastes. Zyprexa side effects Angioedema - Intensely itching and swelling welts on the skin called hives caused by an allergic reaction to internal or external agents. The reaction is common to a food or a drug. Chronic cases can last for a long period of time. Zyprexa side effects Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis - An abnormal condition where a large portion of skin becomes intensely red and peels off like a second-degree burn. Often the symptoms include blistering. Zyprexa side effects Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage - Stomach and intestinal excessive internal bleeding. Zyprexa side effects Grand Mal Seizures (or Convulsions) - A recurring sudden violent and involuntary attack of muscle spasms with a loss of consciousness. Zyprexa side effects Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome - A life threatening, rare reaction to an anti-psychotic drug marked by fever, muscular rigidity, changed mental status, and dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. Zyprexa side effects Pancreatitis - Chemical irritation with redness, swelling, and pain in the pancreas where digestive enzymes and hormones are secreted. Zyprexa side effects QT Prolongation - A very fast heart rhythm disturbance that is too fast for the heart to beat effectively so the blood to the brain falls causing a sudden loss of consciousness and may cause sudden cardiac death. Zyprexa side effects Rhabdomyolysis - The breakdown of muscle fibers that releases the fibers into the circulatory system. Some of the fibers are poisonous to the kidney and frequently result in kidney damage. Zyprexa side effects Serotonin Syndrome - A disorder brought on by excessive levels of serotonin caused by drugs and can be fatal as death from this side effect can come very rapidly. Zyprexa side effects Thrombocytopenia - An abnormal decrease in the number of blood platelets in the circulatory system. A decrease in platelets would cause a decrease in the ability of the blood to clot when necessary. Zyprexa side effects Torsades de Pointes - Unusual rapid heart rhythm starting in the lower heart chambers. If the short bursts of rapid heart rhythm continue for a prolonged period it can degenerate into a more rapid rhythm and can be fatal. Zyprexa and it's effectiveness for longer-term use, that is, for more than 4 weeks treatment of an acute episode, and for prophylactic use in mania, has not been systematically evaluated in controlled clinical trials. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) - A potentially fatal symptom complex sometimes referred to as Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) has been reported in association with administration of antipsychotic drugs, including Zyprexa. Manifestations of (NMS) are hyperpyrexia, muscle rigidity, altered mental status and evidence of autonomic instability (irregular pulse or blood pressure, tachycardia, diaphoresis and cardiac dysrhythmia), and acute renal failure. Tardive Dyskinesia - A syndrome of potentially irreversible, involuntary, dyskinetic movements may develop in patients treated with Zyprexa. The risk of developing tardive dyskinesia and the likelihood that it will become irreversible are believed to increase as the duration of treatment and the total cumulative dose of Zyprexa increases. There are no known treatments for tardive dyskinesia. Orthostatic Hypotension (Lowered blood pressure when a person changes from a setting to an erect position) - Zyprexa may induce orthostatic hypotension associated with dizziness, tachycardia, and in some patients, syncope, especially during the initial dose-titration period. Zyprexa should be used with particular caution in patients with known cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, and conditions which would predispose patients to hypotension. Seizures - Seizures during premarketing test showed 22 of 2500 people developed seizures. Potential for Cognitive and Motor Impairment - Sleepiness, unnatural drowsiness, was a commonly reported adverse event associated with Zyprexa treatment, occurring at an incidence of 26%. Since Zyprexa has the potential to impair judgment, thinking, or motor skills, patients should be cautioned about operating hazardous machinery, including automobiles. 1. •"On May 3, 2002, Britain's Medicines Control Agency warned that several patients taking Eli Lilly's top selling drug Zyprexa (used to treat schizophrenia) had developed diabetes-related complications. In the Medicine Control Agency's Current Problems newsletter, the regulatory body said that the antipsychotic drug "can adversely affect blood glucose." 2. •"Forty reports "of hyperglycemia (elevated blood sugar), diabetes mellitus, or exacerbation of diabetes have been received in the UK. Four were associated with ketoacidosis and/or coma including one with a fatal outcome," according to the newsletter. "The precise mechanism of this suspected adverse drug reaction has not yet been elucidated and is currently being investigated further." 3. •"This follows an emergency report issued in April 2002 by the Japanese Health and Welfare Ministry to Eli Lilly Japan KK concerning side effects of Zyprexa after the deaths of two diabetic users of the drug. It said seven other patients had lost consciousness or become comatose after taking the drugs in the last 10 months. The Japanese Ministry said no new diabetes patients should be treated with the drug and ordered Eli Lilly to warn doctors to closely monitor diabetics already on the medication." 4. •"A paper written in late 2001 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry reports the FDA has been alerted 19 case reports of diabetes associated with the use of Zyprexa. Of the 19 patients seven had newly diagnosed hyperglycemia. The sugar disorder developed within a week of taking Zyprexa in two patients and within six months for eight others. One patient ultimately died of necrotizing pancreatitis, a condition in which cells in the pancreas die. 5. •"Personal injury attorneys are expected to file up to 10 lawsuits this month against Eli Lilly alleging the drugmaker failed to adequately disclose “serious side effects” associated with its schizophrenia and acute bipolar mania drug Zyprexa (olanzapine), plaintiffs’ lawyers announced last week. The San Francisco-based firm Hersh & Hersh recently filed two lawsuits over the drug and is filing 30 more on behalf of individuals who claim the drug led to such illnesses as diabetes, hyperglycemia and pancreatitis."