Zyprexa ® (olanzapine)

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Zyprexa® coated tablets (olanzapine): List of excipients

Zyprexa coated tablets contain additional ingredients

Tablet core

Lactose monohydrate
Microcrystalline cellulose
Magnesium stearate

Tablet coat

ZYPREXA 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 7.5 mg, and 10 mg coated tablets:

Colour mixture white (hypromellose, titanium dioxide [E171], macrogol, polysorbate 80) Carnauba wax
Edible blue ink (shellac, ethanol anhydrous, isopropyl alcohol, butyl alcohol, propylene glycol, ammonium hydroxide, indigo carmine [E132])

ZYPREXA 15 mg coated tablets:

Colour mixture light blue (titanium dioxide [E171], lactose monohydrate, hypromellose, triacetin, indigo carmine [E132])
Carnauba wax

ZYPREXA 20 mg coated tablets:

Colour mixture pink (titanium dioxide [E171], macrogol, lactose monohydrate, hypromellose, synthetic red iron oxide)
Carnauba wax


Zyprexa [Summary of Product Characteristics]. Utrecht, The Netherlands: Eli Lilly Nederland B.V.

Date of Last Review: 14 December 2021

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