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How much is an zyprexa (olanzapine) overdose?

How much is an 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

Olanzapine (Definition)

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


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Is 30mg of zyprexa (olanzapine) considered an overdose for an adult?

Is 30mg of zyprexa (olanzapine) considered an overdose for an adult?

Not as a one time: Typical doses of zyprexa (olanzapine) are 2.5 to 20 mg a day. A one time dose of 30 mg, without other medication or substances, is not likely to cause too much damage other than severe sleepiness. ...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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What is the treatment for zyprexa (olanzapine) overdose?

What is the treatment for zyprexa (olanzapine) overdose?

Depends: The treatment for a zyprexa (olanzapine) overdose will vary. If the zyprexa (olanzapine) overdose was recent, may give certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." however, once zyprexa (olanzapine) has been absorbed into the body, there is no treatment that can remove it quickly. Therefore, in these cases, treatment involves supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms. ...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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Can you easily overdose and die on zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Can you easily overdose and die on zyprexa (olanzapine)?

No it is toxic: Some drugs have narrow therapeutic window means we have to worry about toxicity like lithium and other have se like tegretol and Imipramine we have to know these are great meds but if pts overdose the chances of death are high.
Meds are like water fire and knife in good hands they are miracle in bad hands they are death. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Zyprexa (olanzapine) overdose?

Zyprexa OD: Zyprexa (olanzapine) is an antipsychotic medication. Overdose symptoms may include: drowsiness, fast/ irregular heartbeat, difficulty with speech, agitation or aggressive behavior and decreased level of consciousness to include coma. ...Read more

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I take zyprexa (olanzapine) to slow racing, repetitive thoughts. Tried to stop the medication but suffered relapse each time. Similar drugs I might take?

You haven't provided: Your diagnosis. If you could provide this information - more specific response could be provided. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Taking Zyprexa (olanzapine) to boost my Citalopram. Only been on 2.5mg for a month, now down to 1.25. how do I come off this drug (Zyprexa (olanzapine)) alltogether?

Taking Zyprexa (olanzapine) to boost my Citalopram. Only been on 2.5mg for a month, now down to 1.25. how do I come off this drug (Zyprexa (olanzapine)) alltogether?

Low dose: Presumably you have found no benefit. 2.5 mg is a very low dose, perhaps too low to work. There are not withdrawal problems associated with this medicine. But it is curious that you are not asking your question of the prescribing doctor. You should be working with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Iftaken together does geodon (ziprasidone) supersede zyprexa? Imade a mistake trying to change to geodon (ziprasidone) on my own as a potential drug I could switch to but bad

Iftaken together does geodon (ziprasidone) supersede zyprexa? Imade a mistake trying to change to geodon (ziprasidone) on my own as a potential drug I could switch to but bad

Not really: Adding Geodon (ziprasidone) to zyprexa could expose you to side effects from 2 antipsychotics, but one drug would not really "supercede" the other. Sometimes psychiatrists will do a cross-taper (lowering dose of 1 drug while gradually increasing dose of new one) when transitioning to a new medication. The hope is to relieve symptoms with less side effects. Hope you're working w/psychiatrist on on all this. ...Read more

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Craving carb and sugar on 5 mg zyprexa. Do you always gain weight on this medicine if you exercise and eat healthier?

Craving carb and sugar on 5 mg zyprexa. Do you always gain weight on this medicine if you exercise and eat healthier?

Weight gain is very: Common but does not happen to everyone taking Zyprexa. However lifestyle measures including exercise, sleep and dietary adjustments can reduce the amount of weight gain or even eliminate it in many individuals. If weight gain is problematic despite these measures then the prescriber may find an alternative medication with less risk. Best regards for good health. ...Read more

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How am I sure if zyprexa (olanzapine) is the right medicine for me? I am diagnosed schizophrenic but I think I just didn't study enough in middle and high school?

How am I sure if zyprexa (olanzapine) is the right medicine for me? I am diagnosed schizophrenic but I think I just didn't study enough in middle and high school?

Follow your: Psychiatrists recommendations. If you have any questions regarding that, and it seems by your activity on this website you have many questions, please consider a second opinion. Make sure however that it is an honest second opinion where you see the new psychiatrist with all of your old records in hand at the time of the second opinion. That old history is critical to a new psychiatrist rendering a diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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This 4 medicines were prescribed to my son with squizofrenia:haloperidol, benztrapine, sertraline and zyprexa (olanzapine). Are they ok the together?

This 4 medicines were prescribed to my son with squizofrenia:haloperidol, benztrapine, sertraline and zyprexa (olanzapine). Are they ok the together?

Interactions always: The combination of 3 or more medications (especially any which are considered to be active within the brain) is almost always going to result in risk in some side effect that people may not like. However, your doctor should already considered this fact and decided that the benefits outweigh the risks. Nonetheless, speaking to either the pharmacist or physician before starting the plan can't hurt. ...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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Is there an drug interaction with Haldol, (haloperidol) Olanzapine, Zyprexa and the antidepressant Wellbutrin?

Yes there are: Zyprexa (olanzapine) is the trade name for Olanzapine so you only have 3 unique drugs listed though some would argue that brand & generic named drugs are technically 2 distinct forms of chemical compounds. There are several SIGNIFICANT reactions (heart rhythm, sedation, neurological issues) that could occur with these drugs so you should talk things over with your doctor if there are concerns or side effects. ...Read more

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Do any of these drug combinations work? Prozac abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac zyprexa, wellbutrin zyprexa, for schizophrenia.

Do any of these drug combinations work? Prozac abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac zyprexa, wellbutrin zyprexa, for schizophrenia.

Yes: Antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotic medications are often combined to treat schizophrenia. The decision is best made by the treating psychiatrist and the patient. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take brain-enhancing multivitamin supplements w/ pharmacetuical drugs such as zyprexa (olanzapine)? Also do side effects from zyprexa (olanzapine) fade over time?

Is it safe to take brain-enhancing multivitamin supplements w/ pharmacetuical drugs such as zyprexa (olanzapine)? Also do side effects from zyprexa (olanzapine) fade over time?

Probably, sometimes: Research has shown high doses of vit c, e, b3 ; b6 prevent tardive dyskinesia, a serious possible side effect of zyprexa (olanzapine). I don't know what's in the supps you're considering but there are no interactions between zyprexa (olanzapine) ; nutrients to the best of my knowledge so it's likely safe. As for side effects, sometimes they fade over time but unfortunately not always. Reducing dose often helps-see comment:. ...Read more

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Dad 70 yrs takes zyprexa, (olanzapine) cipralex for depression. After one yr of medicine his hemoglobin went from 12.5 to 10.5. Does depression cause anemia? Thx

Dad 70 yrs takes zyprexa, (olanzapine) cipralex for depression. After one yr of medicine his hemoglobin went from 12.5 to 10.5. Does depression cause anemia? Thx

No: Depression does not cause anemia. Anemia can be due to iron deficiency, deficiency of nutrients, such as vitamin b-12 and many other causes, best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have dry mouth. Can medicine cause them when I stop taking them? Stopped geodon, (ziprasidone) zyprexa, abilify, seroquel? Still have dry mouth and tongue.

I have dry mouth. Can medicine cause them when I stop taking them? Stopped geodon, (ziprasidone) zyprexa, abilify, seroquel? Still have dry mouth and tongue.

Stay adequately: Hydrated and make sure your prescriber is aware. Please get tested for sjögren's syndrome which can cause chronic dry mouth. Dry mouth should not continue after the meds are stopped. Talk to your family doctor about treatments of dry mouth that are available, including Bethanechol and xyzal (levocetirizine). Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will I feel the difference from zyprexa (olanzapine) to zalasta?

Will I feel the difference from zyprexa (olanzapine) to zalasta?

MAYBE: You may experience a difference going from the brand zyprexa (olanzapine) to the generic olanzepine. The generic can have a lower bioavailability so please speak to your physician about any noted changes. As an update I have been informed by dr. Alan ali that these meds are equivalent in usa and uk. So should not be a problem if the dosing is the same. ...Read more

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Side effects of zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Zyprexa (olanzapine) side effects: Like other antipsychotic meds, zypr can cause weight gain, elevated triglycerides, cholesterol and fasting blood sugar. Some liver strain could show up as incr in liver enzyme numbers. It can cause tight, twitchy or restless muslces, called eps and akathesia, relieved by side effect meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or cogent in. Higher doses: tired or sedated, so take at bedtime. Rare: drop in blood cell count. ...Read more

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Does zyprexa (olanzapine) help with anxiety?

Does zyprexa (olanzapine) help with anxiety?

Not for reg. Anxiety: Zyprexa is an antipsychotic drug and is most often used for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and agitation with these conditions. Literature suggests that it’s good for agitation and anxiety in patients who might *normally receive* Zyprexa - like those with the conditions mentioned above - but it is not normal practice to give Zyprexa for anxiety in someone without another psychiatric disorder. ...Read more

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Does Zyprexa (olanzapine) slow down your metabolism?

Zyprexa (olanzapine) metabolism: Zyprexa (olanzapine) does not slow down metabolism. But it does cause weight gain in a fair percentage of patients. There are newer psychotropic drugs that have few metabolic problems. ...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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Zyprexa (Definition)

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Overdose (Definition)

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