What are the Side Effects of Zyprexa?

What are the Side Effects of Zyprexa?

Zyprexa was designed in the hope that the debilitating side effects of traditional antipsychotics would be eliminated. Some of these drastic side effects included extrapyramidal symptoms, which affect muscles and coordination, tardive dyskinesia that causes random rapid body movements, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome of high fevers, sweating, and unstable blood pressure. Even though these common side effects were debilitating and permanent, the need for reliable antipsychotic medications outweighed any potential harm.

In the 1970s the first "atypical" antipsychotics were developed. They promised relief from many neurological disorders without the dangerous complications found in earlier drugs. Much to the relief of victims of neurological disorders, they were found to be just as effective as the previous drugs but reduced occurrence of side effects. Then in 1996 Eli Lilly released Zyprexa, promising the same reliable relief of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders with even fewer accompanying side effects. Unfortunately, the dangers of traditional antipsychotics were still present, but with the new dangers of increases in the likelihood of diabetes, stroke, and obesity.

When a trusted medication causes grave injury, then you have a right seek reparations for your suffering. An experienced Zyprexa lawyer can help you get the settlement that you deserve. Don't hesitate though, for statues of limitations may cause your case to fail before it can begin. Contact our lawyers today for a free case review.

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