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Olanzapine: Useful for Treating Behavioral Symptoms in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

KEY POINT

Low doses of olanzapine (Zyprexa—Lilly) can reduce agitation, aggression, hallucinations, and delusions in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

SOURCES

Street JS et al. Olanzapine treatment of psychotic and behavioral symptoms in patients with Alzheimer disease in nursing care facilities. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2000;57:968–76.