Zyprexa Linked to Diabetes

October 11, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
If your prescribed Zyprexa usage resulted in serious side effects, such as a stroke, seizure, or the development of diabetes, you may have the right to seek compensation.
Damages
Reports have surfaced revealing that patients have developed diabetes and ketosis (a serious diabetes complication) as a side effect of Zyprexa use. Other Zyprexa side effects include pancreatitis, stroke, seizures, diabetic coma, hyperglycemia, and Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome. Some patients also experienced worsening Alzheimer's symptoms.
Company(ies)
Eli Lilly
Additional Details
Zyprexa is used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and symptoms of dementia. This drug was developed by Eli Lilly & Co and, in 1996, it was the second atypical antipsychotic approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It has become one of the most prescribed atypical antipsychotic drugs on the market.
Date
The FDA mandated the addition of a warning label to the Zyprexa bottle in 2003.