A 23-year-old male asked:
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i am on 5mg zyprexa (olanzapine) i lose weight when off of antipsychotics will ga medicaid cover dietitian? are there other sleep meds that won't cause weight gain

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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 truly need its antipsychotic activity. It's important for you ; your doctor to determine why you're having sleep problems. Maintain good sleep hygiene -- for tips, see http://tinyurl.Com/lpcwhxt covered medicaid services differ between states -- ask locally.
Answered on Apr 20, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I agree with Dr. Pappas. I would not chose this medication if the only problem being treated was sleep.
Apr 27, 2014

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