A 25-year-old male asked:
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gaining weight on antipsychotics been on a lot taking 2.5mg zyprexa for mood/sleep lost lbs on geodon (ziprasidone) but what can be used with it for sleep?

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Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience Psychiatry
Question your meds: Why are you taking Zyprexa and Geodon (ziprasidone)? Both are antipsychotic meds used for severe psychiatric disorders. Discuss with prescribing doc. If you don't have severe (one step away from being hospitalized) symptoms or problems with reality testing, you may do better getting off these meds. Consider other meds for mood swings and/or insomnia less likely to cause weight gain. I hope this helps.
Answered on Apr 25, 2016

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