Psychotic Agitation

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IM Olanzapine Plus Benzodiazepines: Safe or Unsafe?

Topics: Antipsychotics | Benzodiazepines | olanzapine | Psychotic Agitation | Side Effects

The Eli Lilly warning followed reports of 160 adverse events, including 29 fatalities, linked to IM olanzapine/IM benzodiazepine combinations from January 2004 to September 2005 (Marder SR et al, J Clin Psychiatry 2010;71(4):433–441). Looking closely at these cases, it is unclear that this medication combination actually caused the fatalities. Many of

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