HomeAnswersInternal MedicineolanzapineI have headache, cramps, nausea, bad morning sickness and taking Olanzapine. Kindly advise.

I take Olanzapine. Why am I having headache, cramps, nausea, and bad morning sickness?


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Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At June 2, 2019
Reviewed AtApril 5, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have headache, cramps, nausea, bad morning sickness, back pain, hunger, feel light headed. I am taking Olanzapine and Zyprexa.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

The symptoms that you mentioned are common side-effects of Olanzapine (Zyprexa). Please, do your best to tolerate the side-effects especially in the beginning of therapy (if you just started taking the medicines) as in some situations the side effects decrease in intensity by time. I strongly advise you not to stop this medicine or skip doses as it is extremely important to stick to its dosage and continue to follow up with your doctor.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Philip Shenouda
Dr. Philip Shenouda

Family Physician

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