Compare Anzemet vs. Zyprexa
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Helps prevent nausea and vomiting
Anzemet (dolasetron) prevents nausea and vomiting and does not have many side effects.
Helps control your thoughts and mood.
Zyprexa (olanzapine) is good for treating psychosis, mania, and agitation, but it's more likely to cause weight gain and sleepiness than other antipsychotics.
3.7/ 5 average rating with 68 reviewsforZyprexa
- Reduced nausea and vomiting in people receiving chemotherapy.
- Well-tolerated with mild headache as the most common side effect.
- Requires only 1 dose prior to chemotherapy and once daily dosing after chemotherapy if needed for delayed nausea/vomiting.
- Effective at relieving psychotic symptoms, manic episodes, and agitation in people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
- Less likely to cause heart problems than other antipsychotics.
- Less likely to cause movement problems compared to older antipsychotics.
- Anzemet (dolasetron) doesn't treat nausea and vomiting that's already happening. It only works to prevent future episodes.
- High doses of Anzemet (dolasetron) can cause problems with heart rhythm.
- Can be expensive since a generic version is not available.
- More likely to cause weight gain and increase cholesterol or blood sugar compared to other antipsychotics.
- Might make you more sleepy than some antipsychotics.
- Mild risk of Extrapyramidal Symptoms (EPS): Movement disorders that include stiffness, tremor, restlessness, and slow, repetitive movements you can't control.
- You may need routine blood tests to check how the medicine is affecting your body..
- Dissolving tablet
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9possible side effects
- Decreased heart rate4%
- Increased heart rate3%
9possible side effects
- Weight gain28%
- Increased appetite28%
- Dry Mouth7%
- Abdominal pain6%
- Pain in extremity5%
Risks and risk factors
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- History of heart rhythms such as long QT syndrome or atrial fibrillation
- Heart failure
- Taking other medications that can affect heart rhythms
- Low potassium or magnesium levels
- Advanced age
- Serotonin syndrome
- Taking other medicines that affect serotonin levels such as tramadol and anti-depressants
- Increased risk of death
- Elderly patients with dementia
- Blood disorders
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
- Heart problems
- History of heart problems
- Drug interactions
- Shaking and restlessness
- Higher blood sugar, high cholesterol, and weight gain
- People with diabetes
- People with high cholesterol