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Medicine For Zyprexa Overdose
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Zyprexa (olanzapine) & Aorta: Not possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it safe to take Luvox with zyprexa? I read Luvox can increase the levels of zyprexa and other drugs?
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
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
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
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
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
Been on Depo Provera for a year little bleeding, started Zyprexa, (olanzapine) started bleeding is but I see no drug interactions. Is it a coincidence?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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