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Doctor insights on: Zyprexa Withdrawal Symptoms

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms is a set of predictable symptoms that occur upon discontinuation of an addictive substance after regular ...Read more


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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 ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.... ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Olanzapine (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Ali
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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