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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Olanzapine: It can be used to improve mood in psychotic depression and bipolar disorder. There is a form that combines zyprexa (olanzapine) with prozac, called sy ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
They are different.: Benzodiazepines, diazepam, have a different mechanism of actions than Olanzapine and quetiapine. The former cause rewarding, euphoric, sensations whi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Several things: Approved uses our schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Off label uses are for the stabilization of certain types of personality disorders, intermittent ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
FDA indications: Zyprexa has indications for the the treatment of schizophrenia, acute treatment of mixed & manic episodes of bipolar I disorder, & maintenan ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Benson
40 years experience Psychiatry
Zyprexa (olanzapine) side effects: Like other antipsychotic meds, zypr can cause weight gain, elevated triglycerides, cholesterol and fasting blood sugar. Some liver strain could show ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Zyprexa (olanzapine): Nope. It can be sedating at high dose, though.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
46 years experience Psychiatry
Zyprexa (olanzapine) metabolism: Zyprexa (olanzapine) does not slow down metabolism. But it does cause weight gain in a fair percentage of patients. There are newer psychotropic drugs ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hogan Shy
Dr. Hogan Shy answered
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Zyprexa: Antipsychotics and psychiatric medications often take time to reach a steady state. Zyprexa typically is taken on a daily basis and is not used prn. W ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
31 years experience Neurology
Cant give difinitive: it depends on what side effects you are talking about. weight gain? Have to diet to lose the weight, depends on how much you want to lose. Give us ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
28 years experience Psychiatry
Only in overdose.: Taking too much at one time could cause confusion, low blood pressure and possibly death. A normal dose over time could cause side effects such as we ... Read More
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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