Zyprexa (olanzapine) for treating acute mania in patients with bipolar disorder

Lilly is now promoting Zyprexa (olanzapine) for treating acute mania in patients with bipolar disorder.

It's the first antipsychotic to be approved for this use.

Mania is usually treated with lithium and/or valproate...but these drugs have a slow onset and may not be completely effective.

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