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Does weight loss affect olanzapine?

Does weight loss affect olanzapine?

No: Side effect of Olanzapine is weight gain. So if you are trying to loose weight this might work against you. Also Olanzapine creates Insulin insensitivity so if you are diabetic need to be careful to prevent ketosis and hyperglycemic episodes. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Does fluoxetine cause weight gain?

Does fluoxetine cause weight gain?

It is possible: Fluoxetine is an ssri anti-depressant, anti-anxiety medication that can cause weight changes as a possible side effect. In most of my patients, weight changes have been minor. However, some patients report larger weight changes, including more significant weight gain or weight loss. If you are gaining weight and concerned about it, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Does fluoxetine cause weight gain or weight loss?

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Does fluoxetine cause weight gain or weight loss?

Prozac (fluoxetine): It originally was introduced as being weight neutral, but there are exceptional cases where we see weight changes either up or down. ...Read more

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Does lamictal cause weight gain?

Does lamictal cause weight gain?

Ltg: I usually think of Lamictal as weight neutral, especially compared to topamax/zonegran (appetite suppressing) and Depakote (usually with wt gain). It is possible though. ...Read more

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Does Abilify (aripiprazole) cause weight gain or loss?

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Does Abilify (aripiprazole) cause weight gain or loss?

Some: Abilify (aripiprazole) is in a class of medications known to cause weight gain and sometimes diabetes and high cholesterol. Abilify (aripiprazole) itself is less likely to cause this than many others, but the risk is still there. ...Read more

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How can coffee affect weight loss or weight gain?

May gain,no loss: Caffeine may slightly boost weight loss or prevent weight gain but there is no evidence to support that increase caffeine consumption will cause significant or sustained weight loss.Some speciality coffes are high in calories and depending on how much sugar you put in coffee and how many cups you drink can make you weight gain.So drinking coffee in moderation will not effect your weight either way. ...Read more

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Does lamictal and abiliify cause weight gain?

Does lamictal and abiliify cause weight gain?

Possibly.: Weight gain is possible with either of these medications, but would be a more typical side effect of abilify (aripiprazole). ...Read more

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Does mirtazapine cause weight gain directly?

Does mirtazapine cause weight gain directly?

NO: Mirtazepine does not cause Direct weight gain, rather, it increases appetite which then leads to weight gain in approximately 10% of those that take the med. ...Read more

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Does clonazep cause weight loss?

Does clonazep cause weight loss?

Clonazepam: Nope. This addictive sedative is more likely to cause weight gain than weight loss. ...Read more

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Does clonazepam cause weight gain?

It is possible: Weight gain or weight loss are possible side effects from clonazepam. ...Read more

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Does apri cause weight gain?

Yes: Like many oral contraceptives, Apri can cause increased weight and appetite. Discuss with pcp/gyn whether a different oc might have less effect on weight. Watch caloric intake. Drink water before meal to reach satiety more quickly. Exercise 20-30 minutes daily to counter added weight. ...Read more

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How does Depakote cause weight gain?

How does Depakote cause weight gain?

Depakote: Results in short term in more cravings & binging & hunger. ...Read more

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How can energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

How can  energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

BMR: BMR is the rate your body burns calories to maintain self. To loose weight, you have to stay under this number. You calculate your daily caloric intake and once you go beyond your bmr, energy is stored. If you exercise you expend calories. So if you walk an hour a day at brisk pace, you may burn 300 calories. This would help you loose weight by staying under your bmr. I hope this helped! ...Read more

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How does risperidone cause weight gain?

How does risperidone cause weight gain?

Risperidone: Metabolic changes, as seen by dose-dependent elevations of cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL and VLDL concentrations within 6 weeks of risperidone therapy, are other atypical features seen in our patient. The combination of increasing weight along with abdominal adiposity and dyslipidaemic changes may herald the onset of metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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Does Requip cause weight gain? Does Gabapentin cause weight gain? Does Lyrica (pregabalin) cause weight gain? Thanks!

Does Requip cause weight gain? Does Gabapentin cause weight gain? Does Lyrica (pregabalin) cause weight gain? Thanks!

Mostly Lyrica (pregabalin): Weight gain is more common with Lyrica (pregabalin) or Pregabalin then with Requip or Neurontin. One can counter this side effect with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Discuss your treatment options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does Temazepam cause weight gain?

Does Temazepam cause weight gain?

Generally: it does not, at least by itself. However, the conditions you received it for may be associated with weight gain. ...Read more

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Does latuda (lurasidone) cause weight gain?

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Does latuda (lurasidone) cause weight gain?

Latuda (lurasidone): Very few if any, most cases it is weight neutral. ...Read more

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Does xenical cause weight loss?

Does xenical cause weight loss?

Minimally: A study comparing this to diet only revealed weight loss of 13.4 pounds in one year with xenical, compared to 5.8 pounds with diet alone. The best way to lose weight is eating a healthy diet combined with 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise daily. ...Read more

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Does weight loss affect olanzapine?

No: Side effect of Olanzapine is weight gain. So if you are trying to loose weight this might work against you. Also Olanzapine creates Insulin insensitivity so if you are diabetic need to be careful to prevent ketosis and hyperglycemic episodes. ...Read more

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Zyprexa, (olanzapine) how long till weight loss. 1st time 40mg for 6 months, 2nd time 5mg for 3-4 months. its been 6 weeks, i lost 5lbs.1st time i lost 50 in 3 mo.

Zyprexa, (olanzapine) how long till weight loss. 1st time 40mg for 6 months, 2nd time 5mg for 3-4 months. its been 6 weeks, i lost 5lbs.1st time i lost 50 in 3 mo.

See below: well Nathan you are an interesting fellow. Zyprexa (olanzapine) is notorious for weight gain. In my opinion it is an excellent antipsychotic but its biggest drawback is the weight gain! Now your comment is most interesting and I hope you are not taking zyprexa (olanzapine) for weight issues. This is not its approved usage ...Read more

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Will i lose weight if i reduce my zyprexa (olanzapine) dosage?

Will i lose weight if i reduce my zyprexa (olanzapine) dosage?

Even though you had: Weight gain on zyprexa, (olanzapine) you will likely still need to work at weight loss if you stop it or decrease the dose. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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Will i lose weight of i reduce my zyprexa (olanzapine) dosage from 20mg to 10mg?

Will i lose weight of i reduce my zyprexa (olanzapine) dosage from 20mg to 10mg?

Zyprexa (olanzapine) and weight: Yes, you can try reducing dose to 10 mg for 2 weeks and then 5 mg for 2 weeks and then even stop the medicine if do not see recurrence of system. Make sure you are working with a counselor or working with a friend or family to observe any negative symptoms during taper. Also try to drink plenty of water and avoid juices with too much sugar and artificial sweeteners. ...Read more

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

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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I'm finding it almost impossible to lose weight, because I'm taking olanzapine. Why does the drug increase weight so badly ?

I'm finding it almost impossible to lose weight, because I'm taking olanzapine. Why does the drug increase weight so badly ?

Several reasons.: Sometimes it affects your energy level and you don't get as much exercise. Sometimes it increases appetite, too. It is crucial to count calories, so you don't exceed the calories you need daily, or you will gain weight. Cut your calories by 100 a day and you will lose 1 pound a week. Walk a mile and you will burn 100 calories. It's a numbers game. Know what you eat. Count condiments even. ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose weight after taking symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine) for eight years?

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Symbiax: Combination of prozac/zyprexa in short run can cause weight gain, depending on the dose. However, I have several patients on the medication for several months that told me they have maintained their wt. Or lost some, when their moods have been stable for some time, while they maintain healthy life-style changes. ...Read more

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I can't lose weight on zyprexa (olanzapine) given for insomnia from childhood torture i lose the weight while off anti psychotics will GA medicaid pay dietitian?

Optimize sleep Rx: Zyprexa (olanzapine) does increase appetite (and so do most other neuroleptics by antagonizing the Dopamine in your brain) A dietitian may not be able to help; consider optimizing your sleep Rx. If Zyprexa (olanzapine) happens to be the only reasonable choice, at least stay away from all products containing fructose (like high fructose corn syrup), and limit your carbohydrates intake. ...Read more

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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

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

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. ...Read more

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I had a brain surgery last july and i used zyprexa (olanzapine) and tegretol daily until this january.I gained a lot of weight. Will i lose weight as im off meds?

I had a brain surgery last july and i used zyprexa (olanzapine) and tegretol daily until this january.I gained a lot of weight. Will i lose weight as im off meds?

You could: You could lose weight when off these medicines, especially if you increase your exercise and attend to a healthy food plan. Talk with your doctors about this; they'll likely have more personalized recommendations for you than we're able to provide without knowing you. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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My pdoc advised me zoloft, (sertraline) anafranil and zyprexa. My weight increasing very rapidly. Shall i take glucophage for weight loss without prescription?

No: The first thing is to look into healthy diet and exercise routine. Although, the above medications can cause increase in appetite, you should be able to change your diet to eat healthier to minimize their adverse effects. Also, you should work with your doctor and see if there are less aggressive weight gainer alternatives that can be used instead of some of those meds (abilify (aripiprazole) vs. Zyprexa). ...Read more

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My doctor has given Zyprexa (olanzapine) to help me but i have Anorexia, this tablet gives me a huge fear of gaining weight and loss of control, is this common?

Sounds like : Sounds like you're going through a really tough time right now. In all honesty, I think your best move would be to discuss these concerns further with your psychiatrist. Be open and honest about what's going on and partner together to develop a plan on the best way forward. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How to lose weight caused by olanzipine ?

How to lose weight caused by olanzipine ?

Healthy lifestyle: Your could benefit from healthy habits like regular physical activity (e.g. walking, jogging, swimming, biking or gym) and diet of mostly whole grains, vegetables, lean protein and adequate water intake. Avoid processed food and sweetened beverages as much as possible. ...Read more

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I am on 5mg zyprexa for sleep i gained weight when off psychotics i lose weight np gave it to me are there non weight gain meds? i heard of lunesta (eszopiclone)

I am on 5mg zyprexa for sleep i gained weight when off psychotics i lose weight np gave it to me are there non weight gain meds? i heard of lunesta (eszopiclone)

Sleep aids.: Prescription hypnotics all carry the risk of dependency. You may try over the counter Melatonin 3-9 mg in the evening. It is natural and safe. ...Read more

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What is a weight neutral antipsychotic? I used to take geodon (ziprasidone) I could lose weight on it doc said dangerous with my meds now on zyprexa for mood, sleep

What is a weight neutral antipsychotic? I used to take geodon (ziprasidone) I could lose weight on it doc said dangerous with my meds now on zyprexa for mood, sleep

Certain antipsychotic drugs: cause rapid weight gain and high cholesterol levels, and they may increase the risk of diabetes. To be completely honest, Geodon (ziprasidone) affects people differently. It has been known to cause weight gain in some, but weight loss in others. ...Read more

Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Olanzapine (Definition)

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