What are the Indications of Olanzapine (Zyprexa )?
Nausea/vomiting related to chemotherapy
What are the Actions of Olanzapine (Zyprexa )?
Antagonizes dopamine and serotonin
What is the Therapeutic Class of Olanzapine (Zyprexa )?
Antipsychotic, mood stabilizers
What is the Pharmacologic Class of Olanzapine (Zyprexa )?
What are the Nursing Considerations of Olanzapine (Zyprexa )?
Do not use while breastfeeding
Can cause neurolyptic malignant syndrome, seizures, suicidal thoughts, insomnia, tardive dyskinesia, agranulocytosis, constipation, tremors
Assess mental status
Assess blood sugars
Assess intake and output
Monitor liver function tests
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