Showing posts with label olanzapine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label olanzapine. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Antipsychotic drug could help reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy

In continuation of my update on Olanzapine

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A drug that blocks neurotransmitters could reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, research co-authored by a Sanford Health physician and published in theNew England Journal of Medicine finds.

Sanford oncologist and cancer researcher Steven Powell, M.D., was among a team of researchers who discovered that the drug olanzapine, which is FDA approved for use as an antipsychotic agent, significantly improved nausea prevention in patients who were receiving chemotherapy for cancer treatment. The drug blocks neurotransmitters involved with nausea and vomiting.

"We've long known the nausea and vomiting that come along with chemotherapy are a major problem and affect the quality of life of our patients," said Powell. "The findings of this study, fortunately, provide physicians with a tool to better address the needs of those they are treating for cancer."

Researchers noted that within the first day after treatment, 74 percent of study participants experienced no nausea or vomiting when their chemotherapy was paired with olanzapine. When a placebo was used instead of olanzapine, that figure dropped to 45 percent. This benefit continued for five days after chemotherapy treatment for many patients.

Ref : http://www.sanfordhealth.org/newsroom/2016/07/sanford-physician-assists-in-developing-new-treatment

Monday, April 9, 2012

Antipsychotic drug, Olanzapine, may be helpful treatment for anorexia nervosa


In continuation of my update on Olanzapine..

Low doses of a commonly used atypical antipsychotic drug improved survival in a mouse model of anorexia nervosa, University of Chicago researchers report this month. The result offers promise for a common and occasionally fatal eating disorder that currently lacks approved drugs for treatment.

Antipsychotic drug may be helpful treatment for anorexia nervosa

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Antipsychotic drug may be helpful treatment for anorexia nervosa

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Friday, December 18, 2009

FDA approves Olanzapine as Extended Release Injectable Suspension.....

In continuation of my update on drug development for schizophrenia , am sharing this info. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ZYPREXA RELPREVV (olanzapine) For Extended Release Injectable Suspension for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults. Different from both oral and injected short-acting formulations, long-acting formulations of antipsychotics allow for stable concentrations of the active drug to remain at a therapeutic range for an extended period of time.

The FDA approval is based on a broad clinical data package involving 2,054 patients, in which ZYPREXA RELPREVV was found to be effective in controlling symptoms of schizophrenia, including hallucinations, delusions, apathy and social withdrawal. Efficacy was shown without the need for oral supplementation. Clinical data showed that ZYPREXA RELPREVV dosages (150, 210, 300 and 405 mg) provide therapeutic olanzapine exposure for two or four weeks depending on the dose. More interesting outcome from these trials is that ZYPREXA RELPREVV was found to have a similar safety profile as oral olanzapine, with the exception of injection-related events, including post-injection delirium/sedation syndrome (PDSS).

PDSS events have occurred in < 0.1 percent of injections and approximately 2 percent of patients. The potential for onset of an event is greatest within the first hour after injection. The majority of cases have occurred within the first three hours after injection; however cases have occurred after three hours. All patients largely recovered within 72 hours.....

Ref : http://newsroom.lilly.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=429876