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Doctor insights on: What Do I Do To Counter Brain Damage From Zyprexa

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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Does zyprexa (olanzapine) raise bdnf levels in the brain?

Does zyprexa (olanzapine) raise bdnf levels in the brain?

Rat studies: Here are published results of rat studies. There are differences that are regional in the rat brain with changes in both and ngf and bdnf. Here is the article with the results. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15820421 1. Eur neuropsychopharmacol. 2005 may;15(3):311-7. Epub 2005 jan 25. Effect of chronic Olanzapine treatment on nerve growth factor and brain-derived neurotrophic ... ...Read more

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I had a brain surgery last july and i used zyprexa (olanzapine) and tegretol daily until this january.I gained a lot of weight. Will i lose weight as im off meds?

I had a brain surgery last july and i used zyprexa (olanzapine) and tegretol daily until this january.I gained a lot of weight. Will i lose weight as im off meds?

You could: You could lose weight when off these medicines, especially if you increase your exercise and attend to a healthy food plan. Talk with your doctors about this; they'll likely have more personalized recommendations for you than we're able to provide without knowing you. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Can weaning off Zyprexa (olanzapine) and Adderall & stopping at the same time cause major problems with dopamine levels and brain function. If so what? Day 22 off

Can weaning off Zyprexa (olanzapine) and Adderall & stopping at the same time cause major problems with dopamine levels and brain function. If so what? Day 22 off

Medication weaning : Discontinuing meds needs careful supervision by the prescribing provider, because meds used to treat the brain DO have "withdrawal" effects because of neurotransmitter level changes in brain tissue and cells. The symptoms vary w/ med and person. Weaning or tapering is done to allow the brain to adjust with cautious medical care. ...Read more

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Does zyprexa (olanzapine) shrink the frontal lobe in the brain? My head feels lighter

Does zyprexa (olanzapine) shrink the frontal lobe in the brain? My head feels lighter

No: It does not, but by alleviating some of the pressure you may have been feeling there because of your illness, it might actually feel that way. ...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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What're the effects of olanzapine (zyprexa) on a person's mind?

What're the effects of olanzapine (zyprexa) on a person's mind?

Depends: Usually an individuals thoughts will be more clear on zyprexa (olanzapine) assuming it is being effective in addressing the condition it is being prescribed to treat. Initially for some the medication can cause sedation, but this is usually transient. It should not damage the mind, if this is the concern. ...Read more

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Does weed cause brain damage?

Does weed cause brain damage?

Define brain damage: Marijuana use can lead to addiction and dependance and many experts consider these to be a form of "brain damage". There is strong evidence that prolonged use can lead to cognitive impairment which may be irreversible. ...Read more

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Afraid of brain damage from judo?

Afraid of brain damage from judo?

Generally small: Accidents do happen, but you would be more likely to get a concussion playing football or soccer. Since judo does not involve strikes or kicks to the head, it is pretty safe in that regard. The first thing you learn is how to fall without hitting the back of your head. I took judo for close to 20 yrs without a single head injury - but if you play rough, the risk increases just like other sports ...Read more

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What causes similar symptoms to brain damage?

What causes similar symptoms to brain damage?

Damage?: Do you mean damage from physical trauma? Many things can cause similar symptoms. Medications are probablly the most common cause of altered mental status, poor cognition, and problems with coordination or motor function. But dietary imbalances, dementia (alzheimer's type), previous infarcts or even brain tumors can cause similar sypmtoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: brain damage?

Tissue injury: Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, cushings d, and others. ...Read more

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Is it really the case that the drug k2 causes brain damage?

Possibly: It causes hallucinations. And it can cause exacerbations in user with previous brain injuries and mental problems. ...Read more

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I'm curious, when a person has brain damage what are the symptoms?

Varied: Memory problems, confusion, difficulty concentrating, lethargy, changes in personality, focal areas of weakness, visual disturbances, seizures, etc. Full evaluation best done under the direction of a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can comas cause brain damage?

Brain injury: It is not the coma that causes brain damage, it is the cause of the coma that results in the brain injury. ...Read more

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How can a tumour cause brain damage?

How can a tumour cause brain damage?

By a variety of ways: Tumors cause brain damage by; -destroying normal tissue, -reducing blood flow to other areas, -compressing normal brain due to pressure -bleeding into normal brain tissue. ...Read more

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Why is deja vu a symptom of brain damage?

Why is deja vu a symptom of brain damage?

Not really: Deja vu is a symptom of temporal lobe seizures which may be from brain damage but could also be from faulty wiring of the temporal lobe that happened spontaneously. ...Read more

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Might erotic asphyxiation cause brain damage?

Absolutely: Any activity that deprives the brain of oxygen can cause severe, irreversible brain damage. ...Read more

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Could holding your breath cause brain damage ?

Could holding your breath cause brain damage ?

No: Most people would "pass out" then would. Start breathing before an brain damage could occur. Or they just could not hold their breath long enough. The brain would have to be deprived of oxygen for over 8 minutes on average before it incurs any damage. ...Read more

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How does brain damage cause taccycardia? How is it treated?

How does brain damage cause taccycardia? How is it treated?

brain damage: While severe brain damage might cause tachycardia this would be most unusual - tachycardia is mostly associated with issues in the heart or metabolic problems with the body, an example would be dehydration along with a number of others. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have brain damage from hitting my head?

How to determine if I have brain damage from hitting my head?

Cognitive: You can undergo a cognitive evaluation at a rehab center. ...Read more

Olanzapine (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Ali
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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