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A 25-year-old male asked:

Its it safe to take zyprexa (olanzapine) on the long term?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
There are risks: Yes, but not if you gain weight quickly on it. It must be stopped if you develop diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, excessively high triglycerides, tardive dyskinesia, if you can make it through without developing or treating any of those problems., then it should be fine.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How long does it take zyprexa (olanzapine) to begin working?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 34 years experience
It depends: That would depend to some extent on the condition being treated, the dosing used, and the delivery method (oral vs im). In general the earliest effect would be in about 3-7 days with further increase in effect over the next 4-6 weeks.
Last updated Jun 12, 2018


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