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Does taking zyprexa (olanzapine) affect the score you can achieve on an IQ test?
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Slight Possibility
Zyprexa (olanzapine) can have a side effect of sedation which could cause some slowing of mental processes and affect performance on an IQ test.
However, it is also possible that zyprexa (olanzapine) could help test performance if ii is being useful for the resons it is being prescribed. For example, if it is being used for mood swings or aggression, the medicine could help a person function better in a test situation.

In brief: Slight Possibility
Zyprexa (olanzapine) can have a side effect of sedation which could cause some slowing of mental processes and affect performance on an IQ test.
However, it is also possible that zyprexa (olanzapine) could help test performance if ii is being useful for the resons it is being prescribed. For example, if it is being used for mood swings or aggression, the medicine could help a person function better in a test situation.
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Kevin Passer
I completely agree with Dr. Holmes.
Dr. Kevin Passer
I completely agree with Dr. Holmes.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
In brief: Possibly
If the dose was too high, i could see how zyprexa (olanzapine) could cause sedation with secondary problems in performance.
Conversely, if the dose of zyprexa (olanzapine) was not high enough to be effective, the person could have problems concentrating due to distracting, intrusive and racing thoughts. For example, if a person was hearing voices, he or she may pay more attention to them, rather than the iq test.

In brief: Possibly
If the dose was too high, i could see how zyprexa (olanzapine) could cause sedation with secondary problems in performance.
Conversely, if the dose of zyprexa (olanzapine) was not high enough to be effective, the person could have problems concentrating due to distracting, intrusive and racing thoughts. For example, if a person was hearing voices, he or she may pay more attention to them, rather than the iq test.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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