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Zyprexa And Cymbalta
My Doc advised me Zyprexa 10mg, Depakote 500mg & Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg since 1 week. My mood is going severely down. Nothing seems good. Everything is blue.
My Doc advised me Cymbalta 30mg, Paxil (paroxetine) CR 25mg, Zyprexa 5mg, tizanidine 4mg for severe anxiety, panic, depression.I feel no improvement. advice please?
See ans: Reassess meds with prescribing doctor who knows you best. See your primary care doctor for any possible medical factors that might contribute to anxiety or depression symptoms: check thyroid, vit D, iron, etc. Consider psychotherapy for coping strategies and support. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Low incidence: Antipsychotic agents can result i'm photo sensitivity but with low incidence, around 2-3%. ...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
A Few Tips: Here are a few "tips" that i find helpful when a patient of mine struggles with the sedating side effect of zyprexa (generic olanzapine). If you have just started treatment be patient and the sedation may resolve on its own. Try different dosing times to see if the sedation can occur while asleep. Split the dose taking half in am & half in pm. Always check with your md before making any changes. ...Read more
Zyprexa (olanzapine): Work with your doctor to adjust or optimize the dose, considering any other medicines or substances you might be taking. You might not need as high a dose as you did previously, or a different medicine may bring you better results. Also, you might take the zyprexa (olanzapine) at bedtime rather than other times in the day. ...Read more