Deborah M. Falk

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Olanzapine use has been reported during pregnancy and breastfeeding, but there are no controlled clinical trials assessing the safety of olanzapine exposure to infants and fetuses. The purpose of this report was to review and analyze prospective post-marketing cases of pregnancy and breastfeeding with olanzapine, in order to guide clinicians and women on(More)
BACKGROUND Prescription monitoring in the United States suggests that oral olanzapine is prescribed in doses that exceed the approved range of 5 to 20 mg/d. OBJECTIVE In this double-blind, randomized study, the pharmacokinetics and tolerability of higher-dose (30 or 40 mg/d) olanzapine were examined relative to the highest approved dose (20 mg/d) among(More)
OBJECTIVE Agitation is a medical emergency with increased risk for poor outcome. Successful treatment often requires intramuscular (IM) psychotropics. Safety data from the first 21 months of olanzapine IM, approved in the United States for the treatment of agitation associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, are presented. METHOD A(More)
BACKGROUND Olanzapine long-acting injection (LAI) for the treatment of schizophrenia was associated with a cluster of symptoms termed post-injection delirium/sedation syndrome (PDSS) in a small percentage (~2%) of patients during clinical trials. The objective of this analysis was to evaluate the rate and clinical characteristics of PDSS since olanzapine(More)
BACKGROUND Postinjection delirium/sedation syndrome (PDSS) has been reported uncommonly during treatment with olanzapine long-acting injection (LAI), a sustained-release formulation of olanzapine. AIMS The primary aim of the study was to estimate the incidence per injection and per patient of PDSS events in adult patients with schizophrenia who were(More)
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