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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Geodon (ziprasidone) and Abilify are great options to discuss with your doctor. Good luck

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
42 years experience Neurology
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.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
40 years experience Family Medicine
No: They all can cause weight gain--:( Wellbutrin (bupropion) is less likely to cause wt gain-----how ever you sound like you need heaver meds---sorry
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nilofer Nisar
38 years experience Neurology
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
45 years experience Endocrinology
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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
45 years experience Pain Management
Optimize sleep Rx: Zyprexa (olanzapine) does increase appetite (and so do most other neuroleptics by antagonizing the Dopamine in your brain) A dietitian may not be abl ... Read More

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