Zyprexa (olanzapine) to prevent nausea and vomiting in cancer patients

Some physicians are now prescribing Zyprexa (olanzapine) to prevent nausea and vomiting in cancer patients.

It's sometimes helpful. It probably works like other antiemetics...by blocking dopamine and serotonin receptors.

Zyprexa is a dopamine antagonist...similar to prochlorperazine, metoclopramide, and droperidol.

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