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my haldol decanoate finally ran out. used it to get over geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawal. now i'm on zyprexa but tried geodon (ziprasidone) one day and now feeling anxious. zypre?

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Dr. James Wells
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Avoid Zyprexa (olanzapine) if possible: Extremely rare that i prescribe zyprexa, unless for some reason weight gain (that tends to occur very frequently with zyprexa) is desired. Metabolic syndrome and diabetes are also not uncommon adverse effects. If a medication in this class is required, i think Abilify (aripiprazole) at lowest effective dose is often helpful with a relatively low incidence of the serious side effects very often seen with zyprexa.

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