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Olanzapine pamoate is for deep intramuscular gluteal injection only. Do not administer intravenously or subcutaneously.
pamoate should only be administered by deep intramuscular gluteal
injection by a healthcare professional trained in the appropriate
injection technique and in locations where post-injection observation
and access to appropriate medical care in the case of overdose can be
due to the large volume of the injection2,
olanzapine pamoate is intended for deep intramuscular gluteal
insertion of the needle, aspirate for several seconds to ensure no
blood appears. If any blood is drawn into the syringe, discard the
syringe and the dose and begin reconstitution and administration
The injection should be performed with steady,
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Date of Last Review:May 01, 2019
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