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Taking 225mg Effexor&Clonazepam 4 Major Dep Dis&anxiety¶noid thoughts. Had Olanzapine&Respiridone before but is Abilify (aripiprazole) ok2take with Effexor?

Taking 225mg Effexor&Clonazepam 4 Major Dep Dis&anxiety&paranoid thoughts. Had Olanzapine&Respiridone before but is Abilify (aripiprazole) ok2take with Effexor?

Abilify (aripiprazole): It appears that you are also experiencing paranoid thoughts, and have been treated for depression. At the same time, if your doctor prescribes the Abilify (aripiprazole), (aripiprazole) with or without the Clonazepam, there is no contraindication. The Abilify (aripiprazole) might also augment the Effexor as an antidepressant, which is another advantage for this recommendation. ...Read more

Olanzapine (Definition)

Also called zyprexa, (olanzapine) is a second generation antipsychotic that works to alleviate symptoms of ...Read more


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My Doc advised me Zyprexa 10mg, Depakote 500mg & Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg since 1 week. My mood is going severely down. Nothing seems good. Everything is blue.

My Doc advised me Zyprexa 10mg, Depakote 500mg & Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg since 1 week. My mood is going severely down. Nothing seems good. Everything is blue.

See doctor: You need to see your prescribing doctor without delay for assessment of meds and depression. Make clear that your depression is worse since starting meds. If you can't see doctor right away, go to urgent care. Be safe and take care. ...Read more

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I take 5mg zyprexa (olanzapine) i was tortured as kid tried other meds gained weight practitioner said i can take it or nothing at all are there other sleep meds?

I take 5mg zyprexa (olanzapine) i was tortured as kid tried other meds gained weight practitioner said i can take it or nothing at all are there other sleep meds?

Zyprexa (olanzapine): Is actually an antipsychotic medication that has sedation as a side effect. Many people gain significant amounts of weight on zyprexa (olanzapine). There are many medications that can be used to assist with sleep. If your practitioner only gives you the choice of zyprexa (olanzapine) or nothing for sleep problems - you might want to see another medical provider. ...Read more

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Gained 5 kilos while on Zyprexa, (olanzapine) once stopping this drug will I lose the weight?

Gained 5 kilos while on Zyprexa, (olanzapine) once stopping this drug will I lose the weight?

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. ...Read more

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Can switching from Zyrpexa to Zyprexa (olanzapine) Zydis lead to losing weight gained on normal Zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Highly unlikely: The mechanism of antipsychotic-induced weight gain appears to have no connection to formulation. It's not totally clear that it's even related to dose. They act in the brain to drive appetite and likely in the periphery to induce other negative metabolic effects (cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, hormonal, etc). If Zyprexa (olanzapine) is the right drug for you, use aggressive diet, activity, and meds to ...Read more

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Will zyprexa (olanzapine) make me gain much weight? I was prescribed zyprexa (olanzapine) but i'm afraid of gaining too much weight

Will zyprexa (olanzapine) make me gain much weight? I was prescribed zyprexa (olanzapine) but i'm afraid of gaining too much weight

See below.: If you are concerned about your weight, that is an important discussion to have with your prescribing doctor. In addition to impacting appetite/ weight, medications in the same class as zyprexa (olanzapine) can also impact your blood glucose and lipid levels. While some patients suffer from these side effects, others do not. Your doctor can help you balance these concerns against the benefit from zyprexa (olanzapine). ...Read more

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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?

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?

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 ...Read more

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Zyprexa (olanzapine) weight gain how to get it off and how much can I eat in a day to lose. I'm 6 ft 2 and weigh 190 i want to be 170.

Zyprexa (olanzapine) weight gain how to get it off and how much can I eat in a day to lose. I'm 6 ft 2 and weigh 190 i want to be 170.

Alternative medicine: At your height of 74", 190 pounds does not seem to me to be an extremely excessive amount of weight gain; but in any case, weight gain associated with zyprexa will probably not improve until the zyprexa is stopped regardless of reasonable dietary restrictions. Alternative medications to discuss with your doctor that would be less likely to cause weight gain are Abilify and geodon (ziprasidone). ...Read more

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Zyprexa (Definition)

Zyprexa is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug ...Read more