A 19-year-old female asked:
gained 5 kilos while on zyprexa, (olanzapine) once stopping this drug will i lose the weight?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Patricia Foster answered
43 years experience Psychiatry
Yes you should: Good to recognize weight gain from Zyprexa (olanzapine) at 5 kilos. Yes, when you stop taking Zyprexa (olanzapine) weight gain should slowly reverse. However, discuss with prescribing doctor alternative med that is less likely to cause weight gain. Best way to lose the weight is exercise daily and eat healthy. Cut out junk food, sugary drinks/sodas and you'll feel better. Good luck and take care.
Answered on May 1, 2016
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