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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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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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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 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

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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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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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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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Zyprexa, (olanzapine) what is it for and can one buys it off the shelf?

Anti-psychotic: Zyprexa (olanzapine) (olanapine) is a neuroleptic (anti-psychotic) medication available only by prescription in the us. It is also used for mania (bipolar disorder). It is strong and effective for these uses, but it has a number of side-effects (weight gain, sedation, metabolic syndrome, etc) that would make it unsafe to use without medical supervision. ...Read more

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Could you provide some information on dealing with zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Olaznapine: Olanzapine is a medication that works in the brain to tx. schizo.. It is also known as a second generation antipsychotic or atypical antipsych.. Olanzapine rebalances dopamine and serotonin to improve thinking, mood, & behavior. Symptoms of schizo. include: Hallucinations - imagined voices or images Delusions - beliefs that are not true . Disorganized thinking, ittle desire to deal w/ others. ...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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Zyprexa (Definition)

Zyprexa is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug ...Read more