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Zyprexa (olanzapine)

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Zyprexa®

Generic Name: Olanzapine oh-LAN-za-peen

Drug Class: Antipsychotics

 

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Description
This medicine is classified as an antipsychotic medication and is used to treat patients that suffer from delusions, hallucinations, unorganized thought and hostility. This medicine may also be prescribed to treat severe behavioral problems in children.
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General Information
This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions about your medicines, talk to your healthcare provider. 

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Proper use of this medicine
Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. This medicine should be taken continually, even if you are feeling better. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Do not take more or less of this medicine that prescribed. Do not share this medicine with other people.
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Missed Dose
Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.
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Storage
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.
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Possible Side Effects
    • Check with your doctor AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience diarrhea, vomiting, unsteadiness, difficulty walking, or unusual muscle weakness.
    • This medicine can cause the following side effects:
      • constipation
      • dizziness
      • drowsiness
      • dry mouth
      • headache
      • weight gain
      • restlessness
      • mild thirst
      • frequent urination
      • drowsiness
      • fine hand tremor
      • mild nausea
    • This medicine may increase blood sugar (hyperglycemia). Diabetic patients should be cautious of this and regularly check their blood sugar.
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Warnings/Precautions
    • Several days to weeks may pass before you feel the the full effects of this medicine.
    • Alcoholic beverages can increase the effects of this medicine and should be avoided.
    • Be cautious when driving or performing other hazardous activities. This medicine can impair judgment.
    • This medicine may reduce sweating. Be careful not to overexert yourself in hot weather.
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Overdose
Seek medical attention immediately. U.S. residents can call the national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.
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Drug Interactions
    • Let your doctor know if you are taking any of the following types of medications:
      • antacids
      • antihistamines
      • diet pills
      • benztropine (Cogentin)
      • bromocriptine (Parlodel)
      • carbamazepine (Tegretol)
      • dicyclomine (Bentyl)
      • fluoxetine (Prozac)
      • guanethidine (Ismelin)
      • lithium
      • meperidine (Demerol)
      • methyldopa (Aldomet)
      • phenytoin (Dilantin)
      • propranolol (Inderal)
      • sedatives
      • trihexyphenidyl (Artane)
      • valproic acid (Depakene)
      • cold medications
      • medications for depression
      • vitamins and herbs
    • Inform your doctor of all the medications you may use (both prescription and nonprescription), especially if you are taking any of the following:
      • anti-depressant
      • anti-anxiety drugs
      • sparfloxacin
      • grepafloxacin
      • guanethidine
      • guanadrel
      • lithium
      • metrizamide
      • cabergoline
      • tranquilizers
      • barbiturates
      • sleeping pills
      • narcotic pain medication (e.g. codeine)
      • other medicines that make you drowsy.
    • Many cough-and-cold products contain ingredients that may add a drowsiness effect. Before you use cough-and-cold medications, ask your doctor or pharmacist about the safe use of those products..

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Pregnancy/Nursing
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. For women: since this medicine is excreted in human breast milk, you should NOT breastfeed while taking this medicine.
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More Information

There may be slightly increased risk of serious, possibly fatal side effects when this medicine is used in elderly patients with dementia. Talk to your doctor for more information.
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Copyright 2006 PharmClips, Inc. All rights reserved. www.pharmclips.com
This information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions, or adverse effects. This is general information and should not in any event be construed as specific instructions for individual patients. The publisher does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the information or the consequences arising from the application, use, or misuse of any of the information contained herein, including any injury and/or damage to any person or property as a matter of product liability, negligence, or otherwise. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made in regard to the contents of this material. The reader is advised to check with their health care provider before making any changes in their drug regimen.

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  On 8 Aug 2006
  By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.




 

 

 

 

 





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punkybrewster6k
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Registered: October 2013
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 1336
Thu January 30, 2014 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: psychosis gone
CONS: weight gain

works but blocks signal from stomach to brain telling you that you are full so it causes hunger and weight gain.

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misskrome
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Registered: January 2014
Location: ...
Posts: 229
Mon January 20, 2014 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: none
CONS: none

See Seroquel review.

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dillpickle1983
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Registered: January 2011
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania
Posts: 1182
Sun November 3, 2013 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: None for me
CONS: Extreme Anger and Rage

Caused me to rage out of control. Punching walls, doors and throwing a complete tantrum nearly daily for 3 days before I quit taking it. It is the worst drug on the market for people with intense uncontrollable rage, in my opinion.

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transientsoul
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Registered: August 2013
Location: Little Rock AR
Posts: 139
Fri August 23, 2013 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: well.... I felt nothing
CONS: weight gain

As poster Mufub says "If you want to be one of the "fat living dead," this is the one for you!" - Made me totally apathetic about everything but when and what I would eat next. Being already overweight, I went back to the doc and said "Listen, I'm already fat and it is one reason I'm depressed. If I keep taking this, I'll be much fatter, and much more depressed about being fatter!"

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rossiv46
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Registered: December 2012
Location: California
Posts: 119
Thu December 20, 2012 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $19.00| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: Helped me with my irrability and rage.
CONS: None

I started on this several months ago. This medication helps fast and noticed calmness within a week. I had lots of rage and irrability and that has gone. It has also helped with racing and intrusive thoughts. They say it causes weight gain, and i've put on weight but I haven't been eating or exercising much so I can't really blame the medication, yet.

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tdog
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Registered: August 2011
Posts: 3
Fri August 19, 2011 Recommended? No | Total Spent: $200.00| Rating: 3 

 
PROS: numbness?
CONS: extreme weight gain, glazed eyes, confusion, tiredness

I've read that antipsychotics are like a chemical labotomy and I agree with that statement. I didn't even have enough sense on zyprexa to try to get off of zyprexa. I didn't realize that I would have a chemical dependance on antipsychotics because it mucked up the dopamine system. I took two ten mg pills every night for three and a half years; which is over ten thousand psychotropic pills and now I may never recover and function with out antipsychotics. During my sedation on zyprexa I started smoking cannibus and the cannibus was the only thing that let me have any feelings which led to a habbit of smoking cannibus all the time. I slept all the time and had no energy or sexual interest the only good thing about zyprexa was that my seritonin level didn't drop much on the drug and I was still able to study computers. The antipsychotics also led to repetitive behaviors and unusual body postures. I'm only a young man and this drug took me through the ringer and the cannibus and cigarettes together were brutal. After three and a half years on this drug my mind has problems that it never had before.

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toxi
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Registered: January 2011
Posts: 1
Sun January 2, 2011 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8 

 
PROS: no anger, amazing at reducing paranoia, clear thinking, calmess, serenity, peace of mind, glass half full
CONS: insane appetite, slight zombie feeling, slightly slower reactions

Amazing drug for getting rid of anger. Helped get rid of intrusive and racing thoughts. Great at relieving paranoia and paranoid thoughts. Provides a calm relaxing feeling, with anti depressive effects.On the other hand you WILL eat more on this drug. I am a long time avid gym freak and was at 6% body fat at just around 160 lbs. After taking this drug due to food cravings I am now around 175lbs, virtually all of it fat gain. I have managed to get down to 170, but had to constantly feel super hungry. Back up to 175 now as I will just eat to satisfy my appetite, while I try to get a different drug for my symptoms (paranoia, depression, mania, racing thoughts). Be very CAREFUL as I am attempting to switch to Seroquel or Abilify because I want to be my old athletic self.

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erginates
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Registered: December 2010
Posts: 3
Thu December 30, 2010 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 0 

 
PROS: 3.day effects
CONS: 3.day effects

First 2 days she took it 5 mg per day at nights. And as I said above it leads to anger. But at the same time she using alcohol. And now we stopped the alcohol and upgrade the doze to 10 mg twice for one day. she got 10 mg morning and 10 mg at evening. Yesterday finally she says is there a problem with me and understand that her toughts were wrong. Finally we can talk her logicly and she accept the situation. But she is sleeping more then ever and eating too much. Please let me know if anyone have same expriences

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erginates
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Registered: December 2010
Posts: 3
Tue December 28, 2010 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 0 

 
PROS: i dont know
CONS: agression

and can you say me that whats your sons problem

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erginates
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Registered: December 2010
Posts: 3
Tue December 28, 2010 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 4 

 
PROS: i really dont know
CONS: agression

chreey ; i have a question for u , Hi; I am from turkey and i have a problem with same as your daughter has. Can you help me about effects of zyprexa ? my daughter is 30 years old and having problem with thinking disorder. She is assuming things unreal. And she is using this drug for 3 days and the agression is more then ever, should i continue to use this drug? if you can answer my question i will be very appricate it thanks

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sunnyday
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Registered: May 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 11
Wed May 5, 2010 Recommended? No | Total Spent: $100.00| Rating: 2 

 
PROS: stops psychosis
CONS: causes sedation, lethargy, weight gain

Not the drug for me.

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mafub
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Registered: February 2010
Location: ROCKY MTN HI
Posts: 85
Sat March 27, 2010 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: If you want to be one of the "fat living dead," this is the one for you!
CONS: No "life" in LIFE! Want diabetes? Want a new LARGE wardrobe?

Extreme weight gain! No verve for life! Would rather be dead, but too sedated to act! Loss of self. Loss of personality! Loss of health! Loss of family life! Loss of "Id"! Absolutely no "gain."

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mafub
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Registered: February 2010
Location: ROCKY MTN HI
Posts: 85
Mon March 1, 2010 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS:
CONS:

THIS WAS BY FAR THE WORST DRUG I EVER TOOK!! THERE WAS A CLASS LAWSUIT REGARDING THE ASPECT OF DIABETES! WARNINGS GALORE FOR MANY CONDITIONS IT HAS A GOOD POSSIBILITY OF MAKING WORSE, SUCH AS KIDNEY FUNCTION.POSITIVELY A HUGE WEIGHT GAIN, ADDING TO DEEPER DEPRESSION, PLUS ADDED COST FOR CLOTHES. WEIGHT ADDS TO HYPERTENSIVE PROBLEMS.SAY "NO" TO THIS DRUG! GEODON IS SIMILAR IN ACTION.

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nastygurl
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Registered: December 2009
Thu December 31, 2009 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

 
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CONS:

I forgot to mention the headaches. This medicine causes so many things to happen within your body.

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nastygurl
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Registered: December 2009
Thu December 31, 2009 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 7 

 
PROS: Calms me, induces sleep
CONS: weight gain, huge belly, headaches, back pain/ joint pain, edema

I am taking 5 mg of zyprexa currently and it has caused my belly and feet to swell!! I thought it was the cure all in the beginning, but the negative aspects of this medication are to big... I went from weighing 110 lbs to weighing 138 pounds. Plus, some chic told me I looked pregnant... This medicine has turned me into a eating machine.. I can eat a whole thing of ice cream in one sitting..

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Nightshade66
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Registered: December 2009
Sun December 20, 2009 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: controls delusions
CONS: ruined my life, now i'm a vegetable.

this drug is pure poison, the equivalent of a "chemical lobotomy", and no, that's not a metaphor. It shot my memory, slowed my thinking, caused difficulties concentrating, lost all motivation, pleasure and emotion, felt this foggy blank feeling in my brain (thoughts would just bubble to the surface, otherwise empty head), felt heavy, weak, movements slowed (like there was lead in my shoes), bad coordination, losing train of thought, confusion, which all leads to low self-esteem, constant complaining about symptoms, aggressiveness, irritability. it basically turned me into a vegetable, zombie, whatever you want to call it, i feel inhuman. psychiatrists LOVE to say, "oh its the illness" but all these symptoms started JUST after (like 1 day probably) i was put on this medication. despite all this, i was advised to continue taking this toxic crap and have been on it for almost a year, am now switching to ziprasidone. all of these anti-psychotics are poison though, i wouldn't be surprised if ziprasidone fucks me up too. in brief, my life was robbed from me, and i feel i don't deserve this. you don't chop someone's balls off if they steal from a grocery store. that's what it feels like. i'm kinda surprised other people can stand taking this stuff every day. i used to be a top notch student, used to enjoy talking to myself in parks at night, i used to feel like a lone wolf on top of the world, now because of these f'n meds, i have no energy to pursue any of these things.read joanna moncrieff's "The Myth of the Chemical Cure". read some user reviews from this really crummy, horrible service called .askapatient (seriously, this place sucks - do not buy from them) . these medicines do not target the illness directly, they are crude and blunt. they WILL shrink your brain over time. f*ck antipsychotics, f*ck psychiatry, f*ck my dysfunctional brain, and f*ck the world.

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seriynochi
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Registered: December 2007
Location: Washington, USA
Posts: 2
Wed September 30, 2009 Recommended? No | Total Spent: $680.00| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: none
CONS: made me a zombie, weight gain, violent

$680 a month! gained 30 pounds within the first month. made me into a zombie, and very very very easily angered. got extremely violent and was almost hospitalised 3x. i'm not usually a violent person but this made me scary. the weight gain was pretty disturbing, and the fact that my insurance refused to cover it was horrendous. overall, terrible experience. not worth it!

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DanielHaszard
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Registered: August 2009
Sat August 8, 2009 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: None for me prescribed off label for PTSD was ineffective
CONS: LOTS! Gave me diabetes cost thousands in mu co-pays made me sleepy

Bad

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sunnyday
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Registered: May 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 11
Wed June 3, 2009 Recommended? No | Total Spent: $100.00| Rating: 2 

 
PROS: calms me, helps me think clearly, stops weird thoughts
CONS: WEIGHT GAIN

Weight gain was troubling, so I quick taking it.

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Chreey
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Registered: September 2008
Posts: 2
Fri December 5, 2008 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 5 

 
PROS: no side effects except weight gain but he needed it
CONS: didn't help with mania,irritability

My son started out on 2.5 twice daily and it doesn't seem to help with irritability or manic syptoms or aggression. they moved him up to 5mg twice daily and things did improve but there were still some signs of aggression although not as bad. but doc brought him back down to 2.5 mg because he still showed signs of aggression and she was worried about side effects. She then added lithium to mix.

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igot_mad
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Registered: August 2008
Location: The Dirty South
Sun October 26, 2008 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8 

 
PROS: cleared my mind considerably, helped with mania, cleared my head after awhile
CONS: Severe drowsiness, brainfog for the first few days, insane weight gain (5 pounds in less than a week)

Did a great job stabilizing me, but due to the increased appetite and weight gain, my doctor took me off of it (I'm already overweight). If you can learn to curb your cravings on it, it's an excellent drug for anger.

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LLMF
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Registered: July 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 4
Wed July 9, 2008 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 5 

 
PROS: Knocks you out
CONS: Incapacitated in the morning

I was given this in the hospital to help me get to sleep. I guess if you want to sleep or drug someone this is the stuff. Personally I never want to wake up not being able to keep my eyes still or not being able to form complete sentences again. I think the doc was actually a little shocked from how eff'd up I was. lol at least they didn't give me anymore meds after that

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MyBestKids2
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Registered: September 2006
Posts: 5677
Mon May 12, 2008 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $175.00| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: eliminated voice, decreased racing thoughts
CONS: minimal weight gain

The price for a 30 day supply of 10 mg is $458. Helping me obtain some sanity is priceless

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teejai
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Registered: May 2007
Location: England
Posts: 664
Fri January 18, 2008 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 7 

 
PROS: Made me feel calmer, more at peace within myself,less of a 'war zone' in my head
CONS: Made me feel very tired

I found this was therapeutically most effective for me in terms of symptom relief at 10mgs but had major problems at that dose with feeling 'zombified' which meant due to other issues at the time (looking after wife with vasc dementia)i had stop taking it. Now on 2.5 mgs which doesn't work as well but no 'zombie effect'. Would have preferred to have been slowly titrated to up to 10mgs or alternatively slowly titrated down to a dose that combined max therapeutic effect with min side effect.

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weirdkitty
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Registered: January 2008
Location: USA
Tue January 1, 2008 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: none
CONS: zombie, zero personality, excessive drowsiness.

I was prescribed 2.5 mg Zyprexa back in February 2003 in addition to 100 mg Topamax and 75 mg Effexor XR for Bipolar II. The shrink told me it worked great for anxiety and it would augment the Effexor XR.I took it for approximately three months. It knocked me out for 10-12 hours each night; and if time allowed I would take a nap in the afternoon. That really sucks when it's a daily occurance! When I was awake (which was often less than half the dang day), I felt like a zombie! It was horrid! My thinking was slowed, I rarely experienced strong emotion, I had next to no creativity, and I was even quieter than normal.I ended up taking myself off. I didn't want it to dictate my life anymore! Three months was more than enough time to give it a chance, but not so long that a huge chunk of time was "lost".

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CMac73
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Registered: December 2007
Thu December 6, 2007 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 5 

 
PROS: Calming and relaxing drug
CONS: Weight gain, stomach upset

I have taken Olanzapine on and off for about 4 years for Bipolar Mixture Affective. I was given it instead of Risperidone. My weight went from 7 1/2 stone to about 10 stone. I felt very good mentally and nothing really bothered me. I have tried many similiar drugs, Olanzapine was a favourite but I am concerned about side effects of the drug, such as diabetis, I know somebody who got it after taking it. It also interferes with your hormones and I get a massive stomach on it, which is horrible, exercise doesn't do a thing for it, I think it must be water retention! Also I think it is starting to wreck my stomach causing wind and constant hunger pangs also sleeping until 2.00pm. I switched to Seroquel for it didn't work the same mentally. I am trying Abilify again at a low dose because I think it is the closest I can get to feeling good mentally but without the concerns.

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madteaparty
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Registered: November 2007
Location: Canada, Alberta
Thu November 8, 2007 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: .. I guess I was calm
CONS: Massive drowsy side effect

For mania I was on it for one day and I could not get off of the bed! My doctor immediately pulled me off of this medication because it made me drunk and completely out of it...

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anna342
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Registered: March 2007
Posts: 574
Mon November 5, 2007 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 4 

 
PROS: Helped with sleep
CONS: Made me eat way too much

I only stayed on it a week because I couldn't stand how much it made me eat. It did help with sleep though.

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ImGoingSane
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Registered: October 2007
Location: Fort Wayne IN USA
Posts: 4
Mon October 8, 2007 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 5 

 
PROS: No intense emotions at all
CONS: No intense emotions at all, Weight gain!!, intense sedation

I was on this and I missed weeks of school because I had no impulse of wanting to wake up. Before I would go to bed I would eat like one of those little Japanese guys in the eating competitions. Didn't really care for acting like a zombie and pretty much forgetting a good year of my life due to apathy and being tired. This medication might be good for someone institutionalized or some one who doesn't really interact with anyone in the first place but definitely not for people who want to have fun and be able to wake up every morning and not every afternoon. Took forever to find the right dosage. Zyprexa also killed my sex drive. Read Crazy by Pete Earely and it hits the nail on the head on how it made me feel. I hear this medication also causes diabetes and makes your ticks worse after you get off of it too.

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tabi1818
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Registered: September 2007
Location: canada
Posts: 2
Fri September 28, 2007 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS:
CONS: made me dizzy, nauseous and panicky

I took one 5mg pill and slept for 18 hours straight. When I finally woke up was so groggy, dizzy and felt terrible for the next 2 days. My doctor told me not to take anymore pills.

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jattitude74
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Registered: March 2007
Posts: 124
Wed April 4, 2007 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS:
CONS: gained 25 pounds in 3mo.!!!!!

I was on it for 3 mo. and gained a lot of weight it also had no effect on me even though my dr.kept upping my dose. Glad it works for some but I had no luck

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bdog1
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Registered: March 2007
Location: alabama
Tue March 27, 2007 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 7 

 
PROS: helps clear my mind and lets me function better in life. Saved my marriage
CONS: heard alot about weight gain. only been on it 6 weeks no significant weight changed thank god.

helps clear my mind and lets me function better in life. Saved my marriage

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manic1
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Registered: February 2007
Location: Kansas City Area
Wed February 28, 2007 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 5 

 
PROS: helped me to think mor clearly once my body adjusted to the dosage
CONS: I gained 80 pounds in one year

The weight gain is enough to make anyone depressed. It is also VERY difficult weight to take off. The psychiatric aspects of this med were good enough to stay on it long enough until something better came out on the market for me, and that was Abilify.

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Sarah116
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Registered: August 2006
Posts: 1449
Sun December 24, 2006 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $998.00| Rating: 7 

 
PROS:
CONS: Weight gain, hunger drive +!

Side effects,It was gentle except the hunger drive which causes a lot of weight gain ! It does not zonk you out like some medications. Symptoms I am not so sure about.

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CaraD
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Registered: September 2006
Posts: 7
Thu September 28, 2006 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $12.80| Rating: 8 

 
PROS: keeps me focused, allows me to start something and finish it, curbs some intrusive thoughts
CONS: high blood sugars b/c of it

It is very expensive so you will need ins. or a free prescription drug plan. Lilly does offer it for free to qualified people. I think it works very well.

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Anamitra
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Registered: September 2006
Posts: 2
Thu September 21, 2006 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 7 

 
PROS: able to think clearly, no hallucinations or delusions
CONS: weight gain, sometimes don't have a period

Zyprexa made me have a much more normal life than without medication. I was having delusions and spinning in circles, walking in circles, thought I was an angel, and wouldn't eat. This medicine gave me a new life. The only thing is my doctor once lowered the dosage I was taking and I became suicidal, so I had to go back to 5 mg and I feel fine with no voices or hallucinations or anything. Just clear thinking.

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monique68
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Registered: September 2006
Tue September 5, 2006 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 2 

 
PROS: helped with auditory hullicinations
CONS: gained over 50 lbs. increases appetite for carbs

This drug caused all my weight problems which is just as depressing as the mood.

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razeljenny
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Registered: May 2006
Location: Wasington State
Posts: 341
Fri July 7, 2006 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

 
PROS: cleared my head, immediately calming
CONS: might be lead tired at any given time on this med if not careful about dosing yourself

This drug is very good, yet the side effect of tiredness, comes with no warning. It does clear your mind when fustrated. I am bi-polor and it helped me to quit being manic, which was comforting and good. I did gain too much weight from it. It really cleared my mind and I had crisp feeling and self-control, (less impulsive-which I tend to be, when untreated) So besides the weight gain and the tiredness with no warning the drug is effective for my mania. I am now using Morinda Citrafola (works for me but doesn't necessiraly mean it will help others in the same fashion- See alternative treatment section of supportgroup) It helped when I was under stress going crazy with my mate, because I was getting parinoid. I had to cut the 10 mg pills into quarters and use it 4 times a day rather than take it all at once. It was very helpful with my mental health but I think the smalled increments had something to do with it, controlling, thus trying to prevent lead tired spells which I noticed as it's worst side effect. The weight gain was less important, whereas the drug was so good in treating my mental health problem that the benefit far outweighed the harm with this drug. I took this drug in this fashion for 6 or 7 years and it helped me a great deal to have a better life. I recommend it to people that want to move beyound their past and to grow. I think the dosing could be the only question about it.

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