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Par Pharmaceutical Begins Shipment of Generic Zyprexa® Zydis®
Date:10/24/2011

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. (NYSE: PRX) today announced that it began shipping the 5mg, 10mg, 15mg, and 20mg strengths of olanzapine orally disintegrating tablets, the generic version of Lilly's Zyprexa® Zydis®. According to IMS Health data, annual sales in the U.S. of Zyprexa® Zydis® are approximately $360 million.

Important information about olanzapine ODT

Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic indicated as oral formulation for the:

  • Treatment of schizophrenia.
  • Acute treatment of manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder and maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder.
  • Medication therapy for pediatric patients with schizophrenia or bipolar I disorder should be undertaken only after a thorough diagnostic evaluation and with careful consideration of the potential risks
  • Adjunct to valproate or lithium in the treatment of manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder.

There are no labeled contraindications for olanzapine monotherapy. However, when using in combination with lithium or valproate, refer to the Contraindications section of the package inserts for those products.

Elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with antipsychotic drugs are at an increased risk of death. Olanzapine orally disintegrating tablets are not approved for the treatment of patients with dementia-related psychosis. Refer to full prescribing information for complete boxed WARNING.

About Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.

Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. is a U.S.-based specialty pharmaceutical company. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary's two operating divisions, Par Pharmaceutical and Strativa Pharmaceuticals, it develops, manufactures and marke
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