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How to lose weight gained from zyprexa

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Sleep aids.: Prescription hypnotics all carry the risk of dependency. You may try over the counter Melatonin 3-9 mg in the evening. It is natural and safe.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
Best to discuss medication & possible sleep study with your Psychiatrist. If uncomfortable with your Dr. consult another for a second opinion. Hav... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
You could: You could lose weight when off these medicines, especially if you increase your exercise and attend to a healthy food plan. Talk with your doctors ab... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Zyprexa (olanzapine): Zyprexa (olanzapine) isn't usually used for sleep alone. It's an antipsychotic with potential side effects [like weight gain] best avoided unless you ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Even though you had: Weight gain on zyprexa, (olanzapine) you will likely still need to work at weight loss if you stop it or decrease the dose. Eat healthfully ; be physi... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nilofer Nisar
Neurology 40 years experience
Zyprexa (olanzapine) and weight: Yes, you can try reducing dose to 10 mg for 2 weeks and then 5 mg for 2 weeks and then even stop the medicine if do not see recurrence of system. Make... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
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Certain antipsychotic drugs: cause rapid weight gain and high cholesterol levels, and they may increase the risk of diabetes. To be completely honest, Geodon (ziprasidone) affects... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Weiss
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Everyone : Everyone is different in this regard but if the weight came on with the zyprexa, (olanzapine) in my experience with patients, it comes off over 1-2 m... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Yes you should: Good to recognize weight gain from Zyprexa (olanzapine) at 5 kilos. Yes, when you stop taking Zyprexa (olanzapine) weight gain should slowly reverse. ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terrence Bethea
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Highly unlikely: The mechanism of antipsychotic-induced weight gain appears to have no connection to formulation. It's not totally clear that it's even related to dos... Read More
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