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Is olanzapine okay for long term usage ?

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Dr. Ernest Fischer
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: There are risks

The most common of which are weight gain and metabolic syndrome (diabetes with other metabolic changes).
Also these carry a black box warning of increasing all cause mortality (but this really applies to the elderly) That being said it can be very effective in the right person and for the right condition. If you are taking it for pain then the risk/benefit may not warrant using this medication

In brief: There are risks

The most common of which are weight gain and metabolic syndrome (diabetes with other metabolic changes).
Also these carry a black box warning of increasing all cause mortality (but this really applies to the elderly) That being said it can be very effective in the right person and for the right condition. If you are taking it for pain then the risk/benefit may not warrant using this medication
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