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What is zyprexa (olanzapine) used for 10mg?

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

Olanzapine (Definition)

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


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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

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Can you get high off of zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Can you get high off of zyprexa (olanzapine)?

???: What do you mean by high? If you mean can you feel really strange and altered with symptoms like weight gain, sedation, akathisia, low blood pressure, dry mouth, and constipation the the answer is yes. Zyprexa (olanzapine) is a second generation antipsychotic used to treat patients with mental disturbance and should not be used by anyone else. ...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