Olanzapine is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and associated agitation. It doesn't cure these conditions, but is used to help ease the symptoms and help you on your recovery path.
- It can help improve symptoms such mania with bipolar disorder, the experience of hearing voices (hallucinations), ideas that distress you and don't seem to be based in reality (delusions), and difficulty in thinking clearly (thought disorder).
- Olanzapine belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics. Read more about antipsychotic medicines and how they work.