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Review: could Zyprexa cause Multiple drug overdose intentional?

Summary: Multiple drug overdose intentional could be caused by Zyprexa, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Topamax, and have Schizophrenia.

We study 42,764 people who have side effects while taking Zyprexa from FDA and social media. Among them, 111 have Multiple drug overdose intentional. Find out below who they are, when they have Multiple drug overdose intentional and more.

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Zyprexa (latest outcomes from 43,470 users) has active ingredients of olanzapine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Multiple drug overdose intentional

Multiple drug overdose intentional (latest reports from 13,790 patients) has been reported by people with suicide attempt, depression, intentional overdose, ill-defined disorder, schizophrenia.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 42,731 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyprexa. Among them, 111 people (0.26%) have Multiple Drug Overdose Intentional. They amount to 0.81% of all the 13,767 people who have Multiple Drug Overdose Intentional on eHealthMe.

Trend of Multiple drug overdose intentional in Zyprexa reports

Time on Zyprexa when people have Multiple drug overdose intentional * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Multiple drug overdose intentional78.72%10.64%4.26%0.00%4.26%2.13%0.00%

Gender of people who have Multiple drug overdose intentional when taking Zyprexa * :

Multiple drug overdose intentional63.57%36.43%

Age of people who have Multiple drug overdose intentional when taking Zyprexa * :

Multiple drug overdose intentional0.00%0.00%4.10%20.49%39.34%27.87%4.92%3.28%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Schizophrenia (14 people, 12.61%)
  2. Depression (9 people, 8.11%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (9 people, 8.11%)
  4. Suicide attempt (7 people, 6.31%)
  5. Ill-defined disorder (6 people, 5.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Topamax (12 people, 10.81%)
  2. Haldol (10 people, 9.01%)
  3. Depakene (10 people, 9.01%)
  4. Risperdal (9 people, 8.11%)
  5. Seroquel (9 people, 8.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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

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  • I suffer from many side effects from this overdose. I had twenty mins left to live...i want to know if this caused something.


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