Zyprexa

Last Update April 29, 2016
Zyprexa is a psychosis medication and a bipolar medication.
Uses: Zyprexa is prescribed for Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis, Mania and Schizophrenia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take it for Restlessness, although this is not an approved use. Read More
Other brands: Olanzapine
Olanzapine (trade names Zyprexa, Zalasta, Zolafren, Olzapin, Oferta, Zypadhera or in combination w...
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Positive 6,659 "you even sound as if you have had my bloodwork results at hand and know well about my zyprexa level. you are making shit up about why i'm feeling better. that is in contradiction with you wanting me... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 7,526 "But then when I took zyprexa for a few months, I wasn't picking as much and they healed up so that I don't really feel the need to attack them so much. ...I had to stop the zyprexa because of massive... "Read more negative discussions
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| niecer
This post is strickly about this question. "Does Zyprexa cause Aphasia?" My mother recently went into a skilled nursing home. She started with moderate dementia when she came in. She has been there 3 months now and she went through a stage where she got combative. They put her on Zyprexa. She has calmed down but now is very sleepy and wont talk anymore. So now they are backing her off the Zyprexa slowly. Could this be why she isent talking or is this just another degree of her dementia? Anyones comments are welcome.

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| James Holden
If your doctor puts you on Zyprexa just make sure its only for a short time. I was on it for 15 years and developed Diabetes. You don't want that believe me!!!!.

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| denyce
Zyprexa caused me to have lockjaw. It was really scary experience id never take it again.

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| denyce
Zyprexa caused me to get lockjaw. It was horrible. Started with my muscles clinching so tight it hurt. Then i couldnt control my jaw and it was shut tight i couldnt speak. I got a shot for it and within 15 it went away. My jaw still pops to this day bc it ended up cracking.

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Zyprexa
| Starrynight1
Had shocky feelings in my arms and legs. Could not focus or concentrate. Withdrawal was the absolute worst! I paced around the house, shaking, paranoia and generally freaking.

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Zyprexa and stretch marks
| Mesbahi Dr Roy's patient
Got tricked into getting prescribed zyprexa which caused hell for my body, resulting in further mental issues and phobias... still have very pronounced stretch marks 6 yrs later because they dont go away, and the increase in fat cells (15kg) that I permanently now have. And I tried asking the manufacturer for help or compensation and everybody simply just DOES NOT CARE! zero

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Olanzapine and diabetes
| Dave
After suffering severe depression associated with OCD at the age of 28 I was placed on 20mg/d Zyprexa. My diet rapidly went from very little (as is typical during depression) to very large with an ever present hunger. This drug worked very well at relieving my acute condition and I was glad to take it when prescribed. I continued on this medication for 18 months in combination with the SSRI 300mg/d Luvox (fluvoxamine). I was diagnosed with type II diabetes approximately 6 months after finishing treatment with Olanzapine. I have no family history of diabetes type I or II (after much research). I am a scientist myself and must concede the possibility of co-incidence. Nevertheless, meta-studies based clinical findings have shown correlation between intake of Olanzapine and development of diabetes type II. It has now been 9 years since diagnosis and like most type II diabetics my life has been severely retarded/resticted. I can no longer work as a scientist and have trouble gaining any employment. Interestingly, at the same time I was diagnosed with type II diabetes, I also developed a weakness in my right little finger. After another two years this weakness moved to all fingers and I was diagnosed with multi-focal motor neuropathy (MMN). This disease is not related to my diabetes and occurs at a rate of 1 in 100,000 individuals. I have had two different neurologists confirm this diagnosis. There is no genetic basis for this disease (MMN).

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olanzapine and carpal tunnel
| littlemissupanddown
I was diagnosed with Major depression with psychotic features in the Summer which was caused by a traumatic childhood and a recent trauma. I have tried all sorts of drug coctails but the one which finally seems to suit me and had enabled me to fuction is Olanzapine morning and night together with venlofaxine. Since taking olanzapine I have a symptom which I have never had before in my right hand. I wake up with pins and needles which wont go for hours and my hand doesnt feel 'right' at all. It feels like there is reduced blood circulation in that hand. My psychiatrist got me to put my thumb to my wrist and I had an immediate tingle. He said it was carpal tunnel. So Ive now googled it and it seems Im not the first to experience this side effect. Still, it's worth it to feel this good. Nothing is as bad as how mentally shattered I was in the SUmmer, so I will put up with tingling hands!

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What does Zyprexa look like?
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Strength : 5 mg
Pill imprint : LILLY;4115
Color : White
Shape : Round
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Strength : 7.5 mg
Pill imprint : LILLY;4116
Color : White
Shape : Round
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Strength : 10 mg
Pill imprint : 10
Color : Yellow
Shape : Round
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Strength : 15 mg
Pill imprint : 15
Color : Yellow
Shape : Round
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Strength : 20 mg
Pill imprint : LILLY;4420
Color : Pink
Shape : Oval
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C Pregnancy category (FDA)
Before taking Zyprexa during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Alchohol warning on Zyprexa
There may be a negative interaction between Zyprexa and alcohol.
How do I obtain Zyprexa?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Zyprexa?
Injection, Pill
What dosages are available?
2.5 mg Tablet, 5 mg Tablet, 7.5 mg Tablet, 10 mg Tablet, 15 mg Tablet, 20 mg Tablet, 10 mg Solution
Ingredients
Olanzapine
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