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My haldol decanoate finally ran out. Used it to get over geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawal. Now i'm on zyprexa but tried geodon (ziprasidone) one day and now feeling anxious. Zypre?

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Dr. James Wells
Psychiatry

In brief: Avoid Zyprexa (olanzapine) if possible

Extremely rare that i prescribe zyprexa, unless for some reason weight gain (that tends to occur very frequently with zyprexa) is desired.
Metabolic syndrome and diabetes are also not uncommon adverse effects. If a medication in this class is required, i think Abilify (aripiprazole) at lowest effective dose is often helpful with a relatively low incidence of the serious side effects very often seen with zyprexa.

In brief: Avoid Zyprexa (olanzapine) if possible

Extremely rare that i prescribe zyprexa, unless for some reason weight gain (that tends to occur very frequently with zyprexa) is desired.
Metabolic syndrome and diabetes are also not uncommon adverse effects. If a medication in this class is required, i think Abilify (aripiprazole) at lowest effective dose is often helpful with a relatively low incidence of the serious side effects very often seen with zyprexa.
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