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FDA Approves First Generic Olanzapine to Treat Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder
Date:10/24/2011

rglycemia), high-lipid levels in the blood (increased cholesterol and triglycerides), and weight gain. Clinicians should take these effects into account when deciding to use this type of medication.

Generic drugs approved by FDA have the same high quality, strength, purity, and stability as brand-name drugs. The generic manufacturing, packaging, and testing sites must pass the same quality standards as those of brand name drugs.

Generic olanzapine tablets will be manufactured by Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA. Generic olanzapine orally disintegrating tablets will be manufactured by Apotex Inc., Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., and Par Pharmaceuticals Inc.

For more information

FDA: Understanding Generic Drugs
http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/BuyingUsingMedicineSafely/UnderstandingGenericDrugs/default.htm

National Institute of Mental Health: Schizophrenia
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.shtml

National Institute of Mental Health: Bipolar Disorder
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/index.shtml

Information on specific drug products, Drugs@FDA
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda/

The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation's food supply, cosmetics, dietar
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