Zyprexa 20mg

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Janice Says:


What is Zyprexa 20mg. Use for. And what are all the side affects you get from taking it. It's a white round pill



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Tracy Says:

Zyprexa is an antipsychotic drug some doctors have prescribed for sleep, which I disagree with as there are far better options out there for this. Antipsychotics have a whole different set of side effects than other meds, especially with long term use....some effects are irreversible. Please google zyprexa and go to a medical website for more info. Forewarned is forearmed. You are in charge of your health care and if you don't have a psychiatric reason to use this med find a different one. Don't take no for an answer! Good luck! PS, it works great for sleep but the risks far outweigh the benefits ( assuming there is no psych reason for taking this drug.)
People, do your own research on any med your doc prescribes..be well informed so u can make the right decision for yourself!

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Jenna Says:

@Janice,

Zyprexa is indeed an antipsychotic medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. There are many side effects associated with this medication, I'll list some of the side effects below:

-akathisia; inability to remain still (restlessness)[21]
-anhedonia (may result from the breakdown in the brain's reward system, involving the neurotransmitter dopamine)
-excruciating fatigue
-apnea
-dry mouth
-red eye
-mydriasis
-dizziness
-irritability
-sedation
-insomnia
-constipation
-urinary retention

To add, Tracy does make a great point. It is very important to take control of your own health and to research your medications very thoroughly even after your doctor prescribes them to you. I definitely don't understand how some people just put any medication into their body without knowing the possible consequences. Anyway, I hope this information helps! :)

You can learn more about this drug on the page for Zyprexa Details

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TRACY Says:

PS...long-term antipsychotic meds can, and usually, cause a condition, irreversible side effect, called tardive dyskinesia. This is uncontrolled actions of the tongue/lips/mouth, eyes, face, etc. They can be mild to extreme from constant lip licking, eye tics, to more severe tongue movements...ie: sticking tongue out and opening mouth wide, like yawning, while doing it. Please research your meds!

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