Can a nasal spray tackle agitation in autism?

Nasal spray for acute treatment

Impel Pharmaceuticals is tackling this unmet need by developing a nasal spray that administers olanzapine powder. Eli Lilly markets olanzapine under the brand name Zyprexa. Generic olanzapine is an atypical, second-generation antipsychotic agent inhibiting dopamine receptors and is approved for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Similar to risperidone and aripiprazole, olanzapine’s administration is limited to oral pills and injections, often in hospital settings.

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