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Zyprexa vs seroquel

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Both relatively safe: Olanzapine-induced prolactin increase is always within normal range. On Risperidone and haloperidol therapy, prolactin serum concentration increases w... Read More
Dr. James Wells
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Actually opposite: Zyprexa (olanzapine) is a bit more likely to cause prolactinemia than seroquel (quetiapine) and both are more likely to cause it than Abilify (aripipr... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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5-30 mg per day: It really depends upon what your underlying condition is. The dosage ranges generally from 5 to 30 mg a day. A lot will depend upon how much sedation ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Durga Komaragiri
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Somewhat: As much as these meds can aggravate dm control/trigger increases if these are for the right purpose one should prescibe these.
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We always are: Yes, we are always concerned about using these medications and someone especially already has diabetes. This is where it is important for the psychiat... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Zyprexa (olanzapine) is: More often associated with weight gain/ fat gain compared to seroquel (quetiapine). Your psychiatrist can go over medications and possible side effect... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Both have their: benefits. I have always found zyprexa to have a robust anti-psychotic effect but it often leads to weight gain & issues with lipids or blood suga... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Syed H. Sajid
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Call Psychiatrist: Zyprexa (olanzapine) is available in 2.5mg. 5mg. ; 7.5mg. ; 10mg. ; 15mg. And 20mg. Please call your psychiatrist and make an earlier appointment and... Read More
A 90-year-old female asked:
Dr. Idan Sharon
Neurology 28 years experience
Seroquel (quetiapine): Has a very low potential of eps or tardive dyskinesia.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Reg. or XR? Dx's ??: Seroquel (quetiapine) reg. Half-life is 6-7 hours and xr is 7-12 hours. The half life means if you take 100mg, the time it takes for approximately hal... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Weight gain: Zyprexa can be related to marked weight gain. Abilify not so much. Seroquel is sometimes selected when weight gain is a concern. I wasn't able to loca... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Weight gain as s/e: Risperidal, (risperidone) Zyprexa and Seroquel can all cause weight gain and high blood sugar. That is why close medical supervision is important whil... Read More

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