A 23-year-old male asked:
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i see practitioner was tortured as child take 5mg zyprexa (olanzapine) for sleep gained 60lbs np says not many meds non weight i take it or not what to tell him?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Encourage you to: see a psychiatrist. If an atypical anti-psychotic is needed there are a number of other choices in addition to zyprexa (olanzapine). Zyprexa (olanzapine) is well known for the side effect of weight gain. If sleep is the only condition the zyprexa (olanzapine) is being used for - there are also sleep medications that can be used. If your nurse practioner is not familiar with other treatment options - then seeing a psychiatrist
Answered on May 29, 2014

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