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Stopped taking Zyprexa (olanzapine) 0.625mg two days ago and was wondering how long it would take to notice withdrawal symptoms?

Stopped taking Zyprexa (olanzapine) 0.625mg two days ago and was wondering how long it would take to notice withdrawal symptoms?

Never: Olanzapine has no true withdrawal symptoms. If it did, you would be at a sufficiently low dose that you wouldn't experience them. But you may experience a return of the symptoms that olanzapine was treating, and this could happen immediately, or any day for a couple of months, unless there is an alternative treatment for those symptoms.

Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Taken Zyprexa (olanzapine) (5mg) for the past 3 nights. Psychiatrist said its okay to stop, but if I don't take one tonight will I get withdrawal symptoms?

Taken Zyprexa (olanzapine) (5mg) for the past 3 nights. Psychiatrist said its okay to stop, but if I don't take one tonight will I get withdrawal symptoms?

Zyprexa (olanzapine): I understand your worry about withdrawal symptoms Zyprexa is for treatment of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Taking I 5mg. For 3 nights does not pose risk of withdrawal See your Psychiatrist to inform how your symptoms are interfering with your functioning. Ask him your diagnosis whether you have Schizophrenia, or Bipolar Disorder, if you need Zyprexa, (olanzapine) any other medication or intensive Therapy

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Have been taking zyprexa (olanzapine) for about two months, am now down to 0.62mg, doctor said I can stop anytime, if I stop now would I have withdrawal symptoms?

Well. ..: It's hard to predict exactly what symptoms may occur. However, it sounds like you're partnering with your doctor in a very smart way & taking an extremely low dose of Zyprexa (olanzapine). I'd guess that any withdrawal symptoms would be very minimal. If you take your medication at night - you might notice that you aren't as sleepy as you are normally (as Zyprexa (olanzapine) can be sedating). Hope that helps!

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Can you explain the withdrawal symptoms of Zyprexa (olanzapine)? Currently have heart palps, sweating, everything feels loud to my ears, and Insomina. Common?

Can you explain the withdrawal symptoms of Zyprexa (olanzapine)? Currently have heart palps, sweating, everything feels loud to my ears, and Insomina. Common?

Expected: Withdrawal from Zyprexa, (olanzapine) especially if rapid, can cause insomnia. nausea, sweating, and intensified reactions to stimuli. The doctor who prescribed this should be able to walk you through this or refer you to someone who can.

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Been taking zyprexa for 6 mon at 5 mg together with risperdal 6 mg to treat a relapse of schizophrenia. Stopped zyprexa now having withdrawal symtomps, heard voices for few minutes before sleep. Should I take 5mg again or try 2.5 mg slowly tapering?

Been taking zyprexa for 6 mon at 5 mg together with risperdal 6 mg to treat a relapse of schizophrenia. Stopped zyprexa now having withdrawal symtomps, heard voices for few minutes before sleep. Should I take 5mg again or try 2.5 mg slowly tapering?

Complicated: Check with your doctor for any med changes and consider psychotherapy, group therapy. Managing schizophrenia is about understanding your symptoms, illness and making positive changes. Don't panic if a symptom returns briefly. Talk this over with the doctor who knows you best. Build more support. Take care.

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What is it like to suffer from withdrawal symptoms?

What is it like to suffer from withdrawal symptoms?

Withdrawal: Sense of discomfort with other physical symptoms depending on the substance u r withdrawing from.

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What are some withdrawal symptoms from depressants?

Discontinuation: Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the type of antidepressant. The ssris like Prozac and snris (effexor (venlafaxine) and cymbalta) all cause the same type: irritability, lightheadedness, strange sensations when turning one's head, malaise (like a flu without the fever) and even electric shock sensations down the neck, back and extremities. Tca's cause other effects -- diarrhea, runny nose, insomnia....

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What are the withdrawal symptoms after quitting weed?

Can be many: Research suggests that a cannabis withdrawal syndrome exists. Symptoms include; restlessness, anorexia, irritability and insomnia that begin less than 24 hours after discontinuation of marijuana, peak in intensity on days 2 to 4, and last for seven to 10 days. In my experience patients can also suffer from serious depression and anxiety symptoms as well, and sometimes vivid dreams. Can last longer

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Withdrawal symptoms from depressants can include what?

Withdrawal symptoms from depressants can include what?

Withdrawal sxs occur: When sudden discontinuation of antidepressants occur. Symptoms may be physical and/or psychological and may include, dizziness, nausea, tremor, anxiety, crying, irritability, lack of focus, confusion and muscle aches to name a few. Some antidepressants cause more sxs than others and sxs can be avoided by a gradual taper.

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What are the withdrawal symptoms for alcohol?

What are the withdrawal symptoms for alcohol?

See below: Shakes, anxiety, increased pulse and pressure beginning 12 hrs, maxing 24-48 hrs and resolving by 72 hrs. In more sever cases there is agitation, confusion which in the most severe case is termed dts (delerium tremens) and can be fatal. Seizures and hallucinations may also seen but are separate from dts. In more sever cases- it takes 7-10 days for symptoms to resolve.

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What are the withdrawal symptoms of insulin?

What are the withdrawal symptoms of insulin?

Withdrawal?: Only patients with diabetes take insulin. If they stop taking it, then blood sugars go up very high and may cause a life-threatening metabolic emergency called, diabetic ketoacidosis (dka). Though patients with type 2 diabetes don't normally get dka, high blood sugars will cause other problems.

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Are there withdrawal symptoms when stopping refalen?

Are there withdrawal symptoms when stopping refalen?

Possible, not likely: Relafen (nabumetone) is a non steroidal anti -inflammatory. Stronger than Aspirin and less than cortisone products. It has many side effects. Withdrawal symptoms, meaning a consistent set of issues that arise when the drug is stopped abruptly. Thishas not been reported. However, I have had people describe a return of their original complaints when the drug is halted. This is relapse and not withdrawal.

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What were your toughest withdrawal symptoms from tobacco?

First 3 Days: After 3-5 days since one's last use of nicotine, there is no more in the body. Drinking more fluids can help it flush out faster. I encourage some my patients to try switching from cigarettes to nicorette (nicotine gum) gum- 4 mg and the uncoated mint. One chews it different from real gum so read the insert. Once a smoker gets used to the gum and over the cigarettes, the gum is tapered and discontinued.

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What are the withdrawal symptoms from cyclobenzaprine.?

Anxiety: Withdrawal from cyclobenzaprine caqn cause anxiety and insomnia akso it can cause abnormal dreams. Because it has a tricyclic structure it can cause deprssion. To avoid this is prudent to slowly decrease to avoid uncomfortable symptoms.

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I am just curious what are the withdrawal symptoms from alcohol?

Withdrawal sxs: There are far too many alcohol withdrawal symptoms for me to come close to listing them in 400 words or less. See: http://www. Alcoholwithdrawalsymptoms. Org/. Please be aware that death is a possible outcome from withdrawal. Please look into alcoholics anonymous if you are asking this question out of personal concern.

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What are opioid withdrawal symptoms?

What are opioid withdrawal symptoms?

Opiate withdrawal: Opiate withdrawal syndrome includes: agitation, anxiety, muscle aches, teariness, runny nose, sweating, yawning, nausea, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, goosebumps, vomiting, etc. Http://tinyurl. Com/3tkcjeg.

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Are there spironolactone withdrawal symptoms?

Should not be any: There should not be withdrawal symptoms from stopping of spironolactone, but you should check with your before stopping it. It is used for multiple purposes--heart failure/edema, hyeraldosteronism, hypokalemia (low potassium) hypertension, and even to treat hirsuittism (excessive hair and acne. It has many side effects, but has no signifincant withdrawal symptoms. Good luck.

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