Vibrant Health Now.com

Vibrant Health Now Home


Diabetes Home

Diabetes Articles


Free Newsletter

Subscribe to our
Vibrant Health Newsletter
for health, fitness, and nutrition Tips.

First Name:

E-mail Address:


Contact Us

Resources













Zyprexa and Diabetes Compensation

Zyprexa and Diabetes

Eli Lilly & Co. has agreed to pay nearly $700 million to settle a nationwide class action for Zyprexa patients that developed Diabetes.

Alternate Names for Zyprexa: olanzapine (oh LANZ a peen), Zyprexa, Zyprexa Zydis

What is Zyprexa?

Zyprexa is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain. Zyprexa is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles. Most recently, the FDA has notified patients and healthcare professionals that the drug Zyprexa, has caused diabetes.

Zyprexa Health Dangers and Diabetes

Eli Lilly, the manufacturer of Zyprexa has been instructed by the FDA to place new warnings on labels and packaging to the commonly used schizophrenia drug Zyprexa. Zyprexa has been linked to diabetes and multiple blood sugar level disorders. Recent study shows atypical antipsychotics - drugs like Zyprexa used in treatment of schizophrenia - appear to cause diabetes at a rate nearly 50 percent higher than previous generation drugs.

http://www.schmidtandclark.com/zyprexa.html

Related Articles:

  • Diabetes and Insulin - Diabetes is a condition in which the body either does not manufacture sufficient amounts of insulin or does not properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that is necessary for the transport of ...
  • Getting Personal About Your Diabetes - Diabetes is a nasty disease, so much so that we don't even look at its bright side. And, diabetes is controllable. Tight control will prevent much of what hurts people most. It's as simple and as complex as that. Co ...
  • Diabetes : Plain Talk About The Basics - Diabetes is basically a disease that interferes with the ability of our bodies to use food for energy and growth. One thing that happens when we digest food is that some of it is converted into glucose (sugar) that ...
  • Zyprexa and Diabetes Compensation - Zyprexa and Diabetes Eli Lilly & Co. has agreed to pay nearly $700 million to settle a nationwide class action for Zyprexa patients that developed Diabetes. Alternate Names for Zyprexa: olan ...
  • White Sun on Health - Diabetes - Diabetes currently affects 7% of the United States population, or 20.8 million Americans, and more than half are women. Diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death today, and a large percentage of diabetics don't eve ...
  • For a Complete list of Articles with summaries Click Here
  • Copyright VibrantHealthNow.com 2004-2006. All rights reserved.