Acute olanzapine overdose

M. Dobrusin, P. Lokshin, R. H. Belmaker

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Olanzapine, a thiobenzodiazepine derivate, is a recently released novel antipsychotic medication. The authors report the first case of overdose of olanzapine in an apparent suicide attempt. A 38-year-old schizophrenic patient was brought to a hospital emergency room following the ingestion of 12 10-mg tablets of olanzapine. There were no serious clinical adverse effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-356
Number of pages2
JournalHuman Psychopharmacology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jul 1999


  • Olanzapine
  • Overdose

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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