Olanzapine: a critical review of recent literature

Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2005 Oct;6(12):2077-89. doi: 10.1517/14656566.6.12.2077.


The purpose of this review is to critically review the current literature on olanzapine with an emphasis on emergent themes and key findings in the use of this agent for the treatment of mood disorders and schizophrenia. New information continues to emerge on the impact of olanzapine on schizophrenia and on aspects of the course of mood disorders. There are also continued efforts to understand, predict and manage the side-effect risk with olanzapine.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antipsychotic Agents / adverse effects
  • Antipsychotic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Benzodiazepines / adverse effects
  • Benzodiazepines / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Mood Disorders / drug therapy*
  • Mood Disorders / psychology
  • Olanzapine
  • Schizophrenia / drug therapy*
  • Schizophrenic Psychology*


  • Antipsychotic Agents
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Olanzapine