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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
Medication Section: Latuda causes akathisia in 6 to 22% of patients. The higher dose you take, the higher risk you have. Zyprexa causes akathisia in 3 to 27% of patients. Same risk with increased doses. With similar risk, this may be a more personalized decision for you on which ever one makes you feel better overall. There are also potential treatments for akathisia that you should talk to your doctor about. ...Read more
Overkill?: Zyprexa (olanzapine) is a potent medication that has some potentially serious side effects in long term use (diabetes, weight gain, among others) so i would wonder if this is really the right medication. But of course i don't know the details of other things tried, other conditions (like bipolar) that might make insomnia more worrisome, etcetera. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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