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Does weight loss affect olanzapine?

Does weight loss affect olanzapine?

Possibly: Overdosing is a risk with this drug and metabolism is affected. Check with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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


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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?

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

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Olanzapine (Definition)

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