Review: could Olanzapine cause Marijuana Abuse?


Marijuana abuse is found among people who take Olanzapine, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Diazepam, and have Schizophrenia . We study 14,167 people who have side effects while taking Olanzapine from FDA and social media. Among them, 169 have Marijuana abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Marijuana abuse and more.

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Olanzapine has active ingredients of olanzapine. It is often used in schizophrenia. (latest outcomes from Olanzapine 14,075 users)

Marijuana Abuse

Marijuana abuse has been reported by people with intentional overdose, drug abuse and dependence, multiple drug overdose, drug toxicity, drug dependence (latest reports from 15,149 Marijuana abuse patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

14,167 people reported to have side effects when taking Olanzapine.
Among them, 169 people (1.19%) have Marijuana Abuse

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Olanzapine cause Marijuana abuse?

Time on Olanzapine when people have Marijuana Abuse *:

  • < 1 month: 87.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Marijuana Abuse when taking Olanzapine *:

  • female: 45.18 %
  • male: 54.82 %

Age of people who have Marijuana Abuse when taking Olanzapine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5.06 %
  • 20-29: 23.42 %
  • 30-39: 29.75 %
  • 40-49: 22.15 %
  • 50-59: 13.92 %
  • 60+: 5.7 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Schizophrenia (24 people)
  • Pain In Extremity (8 people)
  • Ill-Defined Disorder (7 people)
  • Brain Injury (7 people)
  • Depression (6 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Diazepam (18 people)
  • Trazodone (16 people)
  • Hydroxyzine (15 people)
  • Ethanol (14 people)
  • Clonazepam (13 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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