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Is it normal to lose weight after taking symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine) for eight years?

Is it normal to lose weight after taking symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine) for eight years?

Symbiax: Combination of prozac/zyprexa in short run can cause weight gain, depending on the dose. However, I have several patients on the medication for several months that told me they have maintained their wt. Or lost some, when their moods have been stable for some time, while they maintain healthy life-style changes. ...Read more

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I just cold turkey quit my symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine) after seven years. Its been a week and I feel fine. How long does it take to get out of your system?

I just cold turkey quit my symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine) after seven years. Its been a week and I feel fine. How long does it take to get out of your system?

See below: Zyprexa (olanzapine) is earlier than a week. However, Prozac and its breakdown products can stay in your system for upto a month. This slow removal of Prozac prepares the brain and body in many, so they are protected from withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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Does symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine) cause fatty liver?

Does symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine) cause fatty liver?

Maybe: This medication can make the person gain weight and that by itself could increase the storage of fat in the liver and result in fatty liver. ...Read more

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Could symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine) contribute to a fatty liver?

Could symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine) contribute to a fatty liver?

Uncommon.: While elevations in liver enzymes can occur, development of fatty liver changes as a direct result of fluoxetine/olanzapine is unlikely. However increased caloric intake/weight gain and Insulin resistance can lead to fatty liver and Olanzapine has been linked to these events. ...Read more

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I take symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine). can I take other capsule which contain vitE, omega 3 fatty acid, cod live roil?

I take symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine). can I take other capsule which contain vitE, omega 3 fatty acid, cod live roil?

Yes.: They should be O.K. to take together. There are no significant drug interactions between Symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine) and those supplements. ...Read more

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Been seeing docs since childhood. ADHd, bipolar, anxiety. On lamictal, lithium, klonopin, vyvanse, opana and symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine). Chief complaint anhedonia. Advice?

Been seeing docs since childhood. ADHd, bipolar, anxiety. On lamictal, lithium, klonopin, vyvanse, opana and symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine). Chief complaint anhedonia. Advice?

Drug interactions: Your symptoms are possibly related to the number and types of medications that you are taking. Please consult your psychiatrist or personal physician for a complete medication review. ...Read more

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My finger tips are turning blue and are tender to the touch--time frame-1 week only medication. Symbyrax for bi-polar. I am a 62 year old. Female

My finger tips are turning blue and are tender to the touch--time frame-1 week only medication. Symbyrax for bi-polar. I am a 62 year old. Female

See a doctor: There are medical conditions that can cause this. Please see your primary care doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Effects sinequan (doxepin) or symbax?

Effects sinequan (doxepin) or symbax?

Symbax: Symbax is both an antipsychotic & selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant. It is used to treat Bipolar depressive episodes. Doxepin has been used to treat nerve pain medication, sleep problems, anxiety & depression. Although I don't tend to see it used for depression now a days. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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