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Zyprexa Overdose In Children
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 more
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
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
Zyprexa (olanzapine) side effects: Like other antipsychotic meds, zypr can cause weight gain, elevated triglycerides, cholesterol and fasting blood sugar. Some liver strain could show up as incr in liver enzyme numbers. It can cause tight, twitchy or restless muslces, called eps and akathesia, relieved by side effect meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or cogent in. Higher doses: tired or sedated, so take at bedtime. Rare: drop in blood cell count. ...Read more
Not for reg. Anxiety: Zyprexa is an antipsychotic drug and is most often used for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and agitation with these conditions. Literature suggests that it’s good for agitation and anxiety in patients who might *normally receive* Zyprexa - like those with the conditions mentioned above - but it is not normal practice to give Zyprexa for anxiety in someone without another psychiatric disorder. ...Read more
Even though you had: Weight gain on zyprexa, (olanzapine) you will likely still need to work at weight loss if you stop it or decrease the dose. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more
Zyprexa (olanzapine) Relprevv: Is an injection designed to release slowly into the blood stream over a 4 week period. As such, it is designed to be given deep intramuscularly. Your bicps, where most other injections are given, are not big enough. ...Read more
Slight Possibility: Zyprexa (olanzapine) can have a side effect of sedation which could cause some slowing of mental processes and affect performance on an IQ test. However, it is also possible that zyprexa (olanzapine) could help test performance if ii is being useful for the resons it is being prescribed. For example, if it is being used for mood swings or aggression, the medicine could help a person function better in a test situation. ...Read more
Zyprexa (olanzapine) and weight: Yes, you can try reducing dose to 10 mg for 2 weeks and then 5 mg for 2 weeks and then even stop the medicine if do not see recurrence of system. Make sure you are working with a counselor or working with a friend or family to observe any negative symptoms during taper. Also try to drink plenty of water and avoid juices with too much sugar and artificial sweeteners. ...Read more
Zyprexa (olanzapine): Zyprexa (olanzapine) can be an effective medication for psychotic symptoms like hallucinations or delusions in schizophrenia, psychotic depression, and bipolar disorder. It can also be used to augment antidepressant effect in treatment-resistant depression. Typical side effects may include sedation and weight gain -- especially in the abdominal area. ...Read more
Talk to your:
Perscribing doctor about this problem. They should offer some type of strategy for this issue.
Good luck. ...Read more
Yes you should: Good to recognize weight gain from Zyprexa (olanzapine) at 5 kilos. Yes, when you stop taking Zyprexa (olanzapine) weight gain should slowly reverse. However, discuss with prescribing doctor alternative med that is less likely to cause weight gain. Best way to lose the weight is exercise daily and eat healthy. Cut out junk food, sugary drinks/sodas and you'll feel better. Good luck and take care. ...Read more
Will I have withdrawals from Zyprexa (olanzapine) if I've only taken them for a couple days? (5mg)
Not likely: The dose is low and the duration short. It would be surprising to have any discontinuation response ...Read more
Is there any knowledge of nearly passing out when standing up rapidly as a side affect of zyprexa (olanzapine)?
Orthostasis: Zyprexa (olanzapine) can block alpha- adrenergic receptors which can cause orthostatic hypotension if you stand up too quick. Often this will diminish with time. It can be helped by making sure you drink enough fluids, sit up and stand up slowly and consider if you are taking other medications that can also cause this. Talk to your doc if it persists or is severe. ...Read more
Can switching from Zyrpexa to Zyprexa (olanzapine) Zydis lead to losing weight gained on normal Zyprexa (olanzapine)?
Highly unlikely: The mechanism of antipsychotic-induced weight gain appears to have no connection to formulation. It's not totally clear that it's even related to dose. They act in the brain to drive appetite and likely in the periphery to induce other negative metabolic effects (cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, hormonal, etc). If Zyprexa (olanzapine) is the right drug for you, use aggressive diet, activity, and meds to ...Read more
Only took one tablet of Zyprexa (olanzapine) (5mg) but don't need anymore. Will I have withdrawal problems or am I safe?
Will doing weed mess you up if you are also taking zyprexa? I tend to feel more relaxed when I smell others doing weed around me
Yes: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy. Weed is illegal under US law, so one can be arrested or convicted of a crime. Having a conviction has bad side effects, such as problems getting a new job or the inability to enter foreign countries for a vacation. Jail has its own dangers such as getting beat up or sexually assaulted. ...Read more
Do side effects of zyprexa (olanzapine) stay or fade over time? I do not feel enthusiastic about life as much as before. Am I safe?
Discuss with doc: There r lots of meds available--find one that is effective ; doesn't give you negative feelings--discuss with your doc. ...Read more
Will zyprexa (olanzapine) make me gain much weight? I was prescribed zyprexa (olanzapine) but I'm afraid of gaining too much weight
See below.: If you are concerned about your weight, that is an important discussion to have with your prescribing doctor. In addition to impacting appetite/ weight, medications in the same class as zyprexa (olanzapine) can also impact your blood glucose and lipid levels. While some patients suffer from these side effects, others do not. Your doctor can help you balance these concerns against the benefit from zyprexa (olanzapine). ...Read more
I am on zyprexa (olanzapine) for anxiety 5 days now.. I still feel anxiety an I feel jittery an back is in pain an ect. Why?
Zyprexa (olanzapine): Zyprexa (olanzapine) is a newer antipsychotic (http://www. Drugs. Com/zyprexa. Html) approved to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression & agitation due to above. Anxiety may be a component of the above but this drug is not considered a first line anxiolytic. Chat w/prescribing doc re your concerns. Back pain is listed as side effect. There are other (safer) meds if not schizo or BPD ...Read more
I have developed diabetes after taking zyprexa (olanzapine). My question is will my diabetes go away if I stop taking zyprexa (olanzapine)?
Without delay you must see your doctor about this - preferably an Endocrinologist. Zyprexa (olanzapine) is a mainly for mental disorders - has a doctor prescribed this for you and has it helped.
Diabetes starting at age 31 or so is likely to be type 2 diabetes. When carefully managed you can rid yourself of diabetes. A nurse or dietitian will help you.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
I am on 20 mg of zyprexa. Everyday is worry and every little thing can bother me. What do I need to do to start feeling good about everything?
Dealing with worry: Meds alone will not address all ur worry/unhappiness. Read Feeling Good by David Burns MD and also seek out a licensed psychologist trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy is strongly suggested. Hope that helps. ...Read more