The Zyprexa® Lawsuit
The brand name of the drug olanzapine, Zyprexa® is used for the treatment of schizophrenia, as well as to treat certain symptoms of bipolar disorder. The first of a new type of antipsychotic medications known as atypical antipsychotics, Zyprexa® was approved for use as a long-term treatment option. Zyprexa® is believed to bring naturally occurring chemicals in the brain into balance. However, an increased incidence of troubling complications has led many patients to file claims against the manufacturer in the Zyprexa® lawsuit.
Zyprexa® Side Effects
There have been several reports linking Zyprexa® use with dangerous side effects. An increased risk of acquiring a blood sugar disorder, such as diabetes or hyperglycemia, prompted the FDA to request that Eli Lilly, the manufacturer of the drug, revise the labeling on the medication. Other serious side effects associated with Zyprexa® use include:
- Tardive dyskinesia
- Kidney failure
- Heart arrhythmias
- Weight gain
- Stiff muscles
Speak to a Zyprexa® Attorney for Legal Advice
If you or a loved one has suffered from any of the harmful side effects linked with Zyprexa® or another antidepressant, contact a personal injury attorney for legal assistance today.