Olanzapine vs Xanax

Olanzapine
(Rx)
Xanax
(Rx)
Olanzapine is a psychosis medication and a bipolar medication.
Xanax is an anxiety medication (link kb-display="Benzodiazepines"benzodiazepine/link).
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.4
Concern level
2.2
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.7
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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October 24, 2011
October 16, 1981
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
22,024 Discussions
616,562 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Psychosis
#4 for Schizophrenia
#5 for Mania
#6 for Restlessness
#7 for Nausea
Olanzapine is prescribed for Depression, Psychosis, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and Mania and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take it for Restlessness, although this is not an approved use.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Insomnia
#6 for Panic
#7 for Seizures
#9 for Dizziness
#10 for Panic Disorder
#11 for GAD
Xanax is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression, Withdrawal Symptoms and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ola
Weight Gain
10
Tiredness
3
Diabetes
2
Weight Loss
1
Increased Appetite
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Headaches
1
Anorexia
1
Weakness
1
Seizures
1
Xan
Weakness
1
Weight Gain
1
Euphoria
1
Weight Loss
1
Hallucinations
1
Dry Mouth
1
Blisters
1
Impotence
1
Brain Damage
1
Vivid Dreams
1
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Weight Gain
Ola
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10
1
Tiredness
Ola
Xan
3
0
Diabetes
Ola
Xan
2
0
Weight Loss
Ola
Xan
1
1
Increased Appetite
Ola
Xan
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Ola
Xan
1
0
Headaches
Ola
Xan
1
0
Anorexia
Ola
Xan
1
0
Weakness
Ola
Xan
1
1
Seizures
Ola
Xan
1
0
Weakness
Xan
Ola
1
1
Weight Gain
Xan
Ola
1
10
Euphoria
Xan
Ola
1
0
Weight Loss
Xan
Ola
1
1
Hallucinations
Xan
Ola
1
0
Dry Mouth
Xan
Ola
1
0
Blisters
Xan
Ola
1
0
Impotence
Xan
Ola
1
0
Brain Damage
Xan
Ola
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Xan
Ola
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Olanzapine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Olanzapine and alcohol.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg
Solution: 10 mg
Tablet: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Ingredients
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Olanzapine , Olanzapine Pamoate
Alprazolam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Olanzapine and Xanax: Severe Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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