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How long does zyprexa (olanzapine) stay in the body sysyem?

How long does zyprexa (olanzapine) stay in the body sysyem?

Seversl days: Well zyprexa (olanzapine) is metabolized by the liver, excreted by the kidneys in urine, 57%, and in feces 30%. The key point however is that it has a 1/2 life of 21-54 hrs. Meaning it takes that long to eleminate 1/2 the drug from your system, then that long to eleminate 1/2 of what's left and so on till it's all gone. Some people rapidly metabolize zpxa hence the difference in 1/2 life & excretion rate. ...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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How long will it take for 100mg seroquel (quetiapine) to be out of my body? Stopped taking thursday making nightmares more intense weight gain now on 5mg zyprexa

How long will it take for 100mg seroquel (quetiapine) to be out of my body? Stopped taking thursday making nightmares more intense weight gain now on 5mg zyprexa

Reg. or XR? Dx's ??: Seroquel (quetiapine) reg. Half-life is 6-7 hours and xr is 7-12 hours. The half-life means if you take 100mg, the time it takes for approximately half the dose to remain in your system. This assumes no liver or kidney problems or interactions with other medications which may speed up or slow down the process. Thus, in 6-12 hours 50mg, then 25mg, etc. Do nothing w/o dr. Supervision! Adhd/halluc, very serious. Dx's? ...Read more

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Its it safe to take zyprexa (olanzapine) on the long term?

Its it safe to take zyprexa (olanzapine) on the long term?

There are risks: Yes, but not if you gain weight quickly on it. It must be stopped if you develop diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, excessively high triglycerides, tardive dyskinesia, if you can make it through without developing or treating any of those problems., then it should be fine. ...Read more

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How long does it take zyprexa (olanzapine) to begin working?

How long does it take zyprexa (olanzapine) to begin working?

It depends: That would depend to some extent on the condition being treated, the dosing used, and the delivery method (oral vs im). In general the earliest effect would be in about 3-7 days with further increase in effect over the next 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long until zyprexa (olanzapine) side effects go away?

Cant give difinitive: It depends on what side effects you are talking about. Weight gain? Have to diet to lose the weight, depends on how much you want to lose. Give us more detail as to what side effects you are speaking of?? ...Read more

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Does zyprexa (olanzapine) cause one to be cold or does zyprexa (olanzapine) withdrawal cause a drop in body temperature?

No, it does not.: Taking zyprexa (olanzapine) neither make anyone feel cold nor it's withdrawal leads to a drop in body temperature. Zyprexa (olanzapine) may affect temperature regulation center or thermostat of brain, located in the hypothalamus of brain. This usually leads to sweating and feeling warmer. Sensitivity of exposure to sunlight increases. These people should use sunscreen ; avoid prolonged sunlight and heat exposure. Thx. ...Read more

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Stopped taking Zyprexa (olanzapine) 0.625mg two days ago and was wondering how long it would take to notice withdrawal symptoms?

Never: Olanzapine has no true withdrawal symptoms. If it did, you would be at a sufficiently low dose that you wouldn't experience them. But you may experience a return of the symptoms that olanzapine was treating, and this could happen immediately, or any
day for a couple of months, unless there is an alternative treatment for those symptoms. ...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. it's 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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How long can a fatty liver stay, I am worried if it will develop to any other syndrome, does strattera (atomoxetine) and zyprexa have any effect on fatty liver?

How long can a fatty liver stay, I am worried if it will develop to any other syndrome, does strattera (atomoxetine) and zyprexa have any effect on fatty liver?

Fatty liver: Although fatty liver itself doesn't usually cause liver failure down the road, they can develop into other syndromes which can, if not followed closely. Both of the medications that you mentioned can have some associated liver issues. If you are on them, you may have to have blood tests drawn periodically to follow your liver function. You should discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of armpit body odor? I want to have sweat that doesn't smell. I used to sweat without smell a few years ago. On 20 mg zyprexa now.

Sweat leads to smell: Any surface of our body that is warm, dark, and wet. . . Is going to smell eventually. But there is no such thing as dry and smelly. If the typical aluminum antiperspirants aren't working, add other ingredients like alkyl benzoate which kills bacteria. Forget the hype about clinical strength (20% aluminum). The TYPE of Al matters most which is ZIRCONIUM. Hope the olanzapine works well for you. ...Read more

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After I stopped geodon zyprexa & many other sedating psychiatric drugs I can no longer sleep more than 4 hours per night. How can I sleep more? Will I

After I stopped geodon zyprexa & many other sedating psychiatric drugs I can no longer sleep more than 4 hours per night. How can I sleep more? Will I

Sleep Hygiene is Key: 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (even weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Use regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath / shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfy mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs prior to bed. ...Read more

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How long should one stay on 20mg of Zyprexa and 500mg of Depakote for drug induced psychosis? Can the Zyprexa be stopped suddenly?

How long should one stay on 20mg of Zyprexa and 500mg of Depakote for drug induced psychosis? Can the Zyprexa be stopped suddenly?

Prescriber decision: the doctor following your case who prescribed you the medicines is the best to judge, and any you don't want to stop an antipsychotic suddenly, kindly refer to your doctor or psychiatrist, best wishes ...Read more

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Why do I sweat where my skin is touching skin when I am in bed. Like when my legs are crossed the body heat creates sweat? Heat. On zyprexa 20 mg.

Why do I sweat where my skin is touching skin when I am in bed. Like when my legs are crossed the body heat creates sweat? Heat. On zyprexa 20 mg.

Ambient temperature: It is normal to sweat as you have described. You may wish to reduce the temperature of the room in increase the flow of air by using a fan.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How long does it take to lose weight once you are no longer on zyprexa (olanzapine)? I am bipolar and weigh 189 I used to weigh 125. This is very stressful. I am still taking lithium 750mg once aday.

How long does it take to lose weight once you are no longer on zyprexa (olanzapine)? I am bipolar and weigh 189 I used to weigh 125. This is very stressful. I am still taking lithium 750mg once aday.

Time: Zyprexa (olanzapine) induced weight gain generally evolves over weeks to months. When appropriate discontinuing zyprexa (olanzapine) can make weight management easier but effort is still needed regarding diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Do antipsychotics like geodon, (ziprasidone) risperdal, zyprexa, etc decondition the body? I experienced rapid muscle and joint weakness. Does strength return again

Do antipsychotics like geodon, (ziprasidone) risperdal, zyprexa, etc decondition the body? I experienced rapid muscle and joint weakness. Does strength return again

Antipsychotics: That you've listed are atypical antipsychotics with reduced side effects compared with typical antipsychotics. Weakness and decondtioning is a concern but more likely has to do with change in lifestyle rather than the medication (unless you are experiencing, Parkinsonism or other neurological side effects (dystonia, tardive dyskinesia) ...Read more

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What can explain the increased sweating in experiencing all over my body. I am on zyprexa and invega sustenna. Have heat rash. Maybe med withdrawal?

What can explain the increased sweating in experiencing all over my body. I am on zyprexa and invega sustenna. Have heat rash. Maybe med withdrawal?

Too much too much: More likely serotonin excess/ syndrome due to the two medications that as a part of their effect block seorotonin reuptake. Discuss this with your provider. A change in medications or adjustment in doses would likely help. More important have they been effective for the symptoms they were prescribed for.
Have you abruptly discontinued either or other meds? Do you not infrequently forget them ...Read more

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I take zyprexa and pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for ocd. The medications cause weight gain and severe sleepiness. If I sleep 10.5 hours, could this harm me long term?

I take zyprexa and pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for ocd.  The medications cause weight gain and severe sleepiness.  If I sleep 10.5 hours, could this harm me long term?

Sedation: You don't share your zyprexa (olanzapine) dose, but you do mention "severe sleepiness." yes, weight gain and inactivity can harm you long-term as obesity and diabetes are more likely to develop -- along with other conditions (cardiovascular disease, etc) that can accompany them. Please tell your psychiatrist about these side effects -- doses may be adjusted accordingly. ...Read more

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What is zyprexa (olanzapine) used for 10mg?

Several things: Approved uses our schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Off label uses are for the stabilization of certain types of personality disorders, intermittent explosive disorder, and sometimes as an appetite stimulant in severe forms of anorexia nervosa. It can occasionally be prescribed for autistic spectrum disorders and an augmentation strategy for intractable depressive disorders when all else has failed. Hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How much is a zyprexa (olanzapine) overdose?

> 20 mg.: For adults zyprexa (olanzapine) is usually not give to adults in a dose greater the 20 mg per day. However, situations and patients are different. If you have concerns talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How soon can zyprexa (olanzapine) cause hunger?

How soon can zyprexa (olanzapine) cause hunger?

RAPID: The hunger can happen fairly quickly after you begin zyprexa (olanzapine). Has to do with receptors etc. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Zyprexa/olanzapine: Antipsychotic medication that can also be used in bipolar disorder and as an adjunct in depression. Common side effects include sedation/tiredness, increased appetite/weight gain. Could cause movement disorders including tardive dyskinesia although rare. Need labs completed because of health risks including diabetes and other health effects. ...Read more

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Can I have more info about zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Www.drugs.com: Here is a very accessible, easy. To use website about zyprexa: www.Drugs. Com/zyprexa. Html
zyprexa (olanzapine) is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Includes zyprexa side effects, interactions. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Please describe the medication: zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Zyprexa (olanzapine): An atypical antipsychotic approved by fda for tx of schizophrenia & bipolar disorders. It is structurally similar to Clozapine but classified as thienobenzodiazepine. It is manufactured by eli lilly co. May cause involuntary movements, akathisia, fatigue, red eyes, dry mouth, anhedonia, dizziness, weight gain, seizures, metabolic changes such as diabetes. ...Read more

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Does the drug zyprexa (olanzapine) help you gain weight?

Zyprexa (olanzapine): It is one of the psychotropic medications with significan weight gain as a side effect. ...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