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What is zyprexa (olanzapine) used for 10mg?

What is zyprexa (olanzapine) used for 10mg?

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

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Suicide (Definition)

Suicide is an action in which a person intentionally causes his own death. Suicide more commonly occurs in persons suffering from depression or other mental illnesses, where a person may feel hopeless and see suicide as a way to escape the real or perceived overwhelming problems and ...Read more


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Side effects of zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Side effects of zyprexa (olanzapine)?

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

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Can zyprexa (olanzapine) be use solely for insomnia?

Can zyprexa (olanzapine) be use solely for insomnia?

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 more

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Does Zyprexa (olanzapine) slow down your metabolism?

Zyprexa (olanzapine) metabolism: Zyprexa (olanzapine) does not slow down metabolism. But it does cause weight gain in a fair percentage of patients. There are newer psychotropic drugs that have few metabolic problems. ...Read more

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How long until zyprexa (olanzapine) side effects go away?

Cant give difinitive: it depends on what side effects you are talking about. weight gain? Have to diet to lose the weight, depends on how much you want to lose. Give us more detail as to what side effects you are speaking of?? ...Read more

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Can taking too much zyprexa (olanzapine) kill you over time?

Only in overdose.: Taking too much at one time could cause confusion, low blood pressure and possibly death. A normal dose over time could cause side effects such as weight gain or sedation but is not lethal. ...Read more

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Will i lose weight if i reduce my zyprexa (olanzapine) dosage?

Will i lose weight if i reduce my zyprexa (olanzapine) dosage?

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

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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 mariwana and zyprexa (olanzapine) mix make you more parinod ?

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Zyprexa/Pot: Depends on the dose of zyprexa (olanzapine) & amount of mj smoked. Zyprexa (olanzapine) helps reduce paranoea, while mj can induce paranoea. ...Read more

Olanzapine (Definition)

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


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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