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Zyprexa vs Clozapine, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 58

This is personalized comparison of Zyprexa vs Clozapine for a male aged 58. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Zyprexa (latest outcomes from 43,483 users) has active ingredients of olanzapine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Clozapine (latest outcomes from 21,915 users) has active ingredients of clozapine. It is often used in schizophrenia.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 6,473 male patients aged 54 who take the drugs are studied in Zyprexa vs Clozapine

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male54Bipolar Disorder

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Zyprexa olanzapinenot specified
Clozapine clozapinenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 54 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ZyprexaClozapine
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Death
Weight IncreasedMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusWhite Blood Cell Count Increased
Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)White Blood Cell Count Decreased
FallGranulocytopenia (lack of granulocyte)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Leukopenia (less number of white blood cells in blood)
AnxietyHaemoglobin Decreased
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedAgranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)
DepressionConstipation

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ZyprexaClozapine
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)White Blood Cell Count Decreased
Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)Neutrophil Count Decreased (less than normal number of neutrophil a type of blood cell)
Weight IncreasedLeukopenia (less number of white blood cells in blood)
Diabetes Mellitus Non-insulin-dependentPlatelet Count Decreased
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedDeath
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedNeutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)Cardiac Arrest
Metabolic Disorder (an abnormal function and pattern of body fat. insulin resistance refers to the diminished ability of cells to respond to the action of insulin in promoting the transport of the sugar glucose, from blood into muscles and other tissues)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Blood Cholesterol AbnormalAgranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Zyprexa12.07%18.97%48.28%13.79%6.90%
Clozapine0.00%7.69%38.46%30.77%23.08%

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On eHealthMe, Zyprexa (olanzapine) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Clozapine (clozapine) is often used to treat schizophrenia. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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