Treatment Options for Other Side Effects of Zyprexa

Treatment Options for Other Side Effects of Zyprexa

Even though the new generation of atypical antipsychotics like Zyprexa alleviated many of the debilitating side effects of traditional drugs, they were not completely eliminated. Traditional antipsychotic drugs such as Lithium and Prolixin blocked chemicals in the brain responsible for the imbalance of chemicals that resulted in schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. Unfortunately these chemicals also blocked certain neurochemicals necessary for proper brain function, and thus caused a range of negative side effects from benign allergic reactions to uncontrollable muscle spasms and diminished motor control. Furthermore, because Zyprexa interferes with proper hemometabolism, elderly patients treated with Zyprexa for dementia suffered an increase of stroke and other cardiovascular events. Uncontrollable weight gain is also a consequence of Zyprexa's affect on metabolism.

Unfortunately, these side effects are usually permanent. Treatment for these conditions usually requires immediate discontinuation, but long range studies suggest that damage is inalterable, especially in the case of tardive dyskinesia, the condition which results in spastic and uncontrollable movement. Even though these side effects are grave, treatment with the drug may outweigh the risk that these side effects pose.

Suffering from the dangerous side effects caused by a lack of information is unfair and unjustified. If you or a loved one became a victim of this lack of forewarning, you have a right to compensation for you injuries. An understanding and knowledgeable lawyer can get you the compensation you deserve. Contact our lawyers today for a free case review.

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