What Is Olanzapine API?

Olanzapine structure

Olanzapine API is an orange-to-yellowish crystalline powder practically insoluble in water but soluble in DMSO.

It is an atypical antipsychotic ingredient used for bipolar disorders and schizophrenia.

It was first developed and marketed by Eli Lilly, and there was also a 5-year-long lawsuit between Lilly and Hansoh Pharmaceutical for it, which ended with Lilly losing to Hansoh.

It can be administered by mouth or by injections.

What you often see on the market are yellow tablets because the powder itself is yellow.

One of its off-label uses is insomnia frequently prescribed by doctors and pharmacists.

Research has shown that it can help people with sleeping difficulties with anxiety.

Please note that it is reported that olanzapine has increased risks of causing stroke and death for the elderly with dementia along with risperidone.

Unlike Mirtazapine a common and safe chemical to be shipped by air, olanzapine is a hazardous and toxic chemical with its characteristic irritant odor.

In China, it is categorized as Type 6.1 Dangerous Goods and would require specific UN packings if you need it to be shipped by air.

What Is Olanzapine Used For?

Olanzapine is used for bipolar disorders

Olanzapine is a medication that belongs to the class of drugs known as atypical antipsychotics.

It is commonly used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other mental health conditions.

1. Schizophrenia

One of the primary uses is to treat schizophrenia, a chronic mental health disorder characterized by delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized thinking.

it works by blocking certain receptors in the brain that are involved in transmitting certain chemicals, such as dopamine and serotonin.

This helps to regulate mood and behavior, reducing the symptoms of schizophrenia.

2. Bipolar disorder

In addition to its use in schizophrenia, it is also commonly used to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder, which is a condition marked by extreme mood swings between mania and depression.

It can help to stabilize mood and reduce the frequency and severity of manic and depressive episodes.

3. Treatment-resistant depression

It may also be used as an adjunctive treatment for patients with treatment-resistant depression.

In these cases, olanzapine is typically used in combination with other medications to enhance their effectiveness.

It is usually taken orally, in the form of tablets or liquid solution.

It is important to take the medication exactly as prescribed by a healthcare provider and to not stop taking it suddenly, as this can cause withdrawal symptoms.

As with any medication, it can cause side effects, including weight gain, drowsiness, and dry mouth. It is important to discuss any concerns or side effects with a healthcare provider.

In summary, olanzapine is a medication that is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and treatment-resistant depression.

It works by blocking certain receptors in the brain and is usually taken orally.

It is important to follow a healthcare provider’s instructions and to report any side effects.

How Much Does Olanzapine API Cost?

For commercial order quantities of pure olanzapine powder, certified with GMP and DMF, our price is around 1350 USD per kg.

If you only need 1kg as a trial order, our price is around 1600 USD. Its cost has more or less tripled since 2010 from 350 USD per kilo. 

Please check its price trends from 2010 to 2020 for your ref below.

olanzapine price trends
Olanzapine Price Curve From 2006 To 2022

The sharp rise of the price is caused by small demand together with rising labor and environmental protection costs.

We also get its export price from India shown as below, you can see its average price is 414usd per kilo. while there is an obvious wrong price as 6 USD per kilo as the China export price, 600 is more like it.

Anyway, if you need pure API powder, contact us anytime for a free quote.


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