Q: Is Olanzapine a sleeping aid?
A: Olanzapine is typically used as a medicine for psychoses. Like any other antipsychotic medications, it is not prescribed for insomnia. However, a doctor may do so if they feel it is necessary. When prescribed for sleep issues, the dosage is lower than what is given for psychosis.
Q: Does Olanzapine work straight away?
A: No, the medicine will not work immediately. You will generally feel its effects in a short while. However, it can take many weeks, as well.