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zyprexa abuse or misuse

many patients are voluntarily requesting zyprexa. now i want to know if patients are mixing or using this drug in an illegal manner? ## Most definitely! My boyfriend is a drug addict and will abuse Zyprexa by taking high doses, 40-60 mg, at a time. He walks around like a Zombie, slurs his speech, has memory loss, trips over his own feet, talks like he has a mouth full of cotton and eats everything in sight. I have told his psychiatrist about his symptoms and his abuse of Zyprexa, and he walks out of her office with a bag FULL of this Crap!!!! I'm at my wits end!!!! ## The only thing I can suggest is speaking to a different doctor. It is definitely not safe for him to be abusing this and obviously his current doctor is not taking your concerns seriously. ## i recently started on 10mg...

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Does Olazapine cause false positive drug test for Benzodiazepine?

I have been taking 10mg of olazapine daily for about 2.5 years, will my urine drug test be positive for benzodiazepines? If it is positive, can GS/MC drug test reveal the specific drug I'm taking? ## I am sorry, but yes. I went to jail last Summer for 30 days for this. I think what you are referring to is Oprazolam, or something like that. I don't remember exactly what it is called. ## Zyprexa is an antidepressant right? You should be fine. Thats the good news. Now here is the bad news: You will be fine because the GC/MS test DOES tell exactly what drug has been used. Its not like it says "Opiates" and you are cool, wether you are taking hydrocodone or oxycodone..the GC/MS knows...so I hope this helps. ## No, Olanzapine isn't known to cause a false positive for any o...

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anti psychotic medication for schizophrenia perscribed for alzheimer's patient ## Did you mean to ask about Zyprexa, which contains the active ingredient Olanzapine? It is an antipsychotic that is also used for its sedative like effects. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, mood changes, somnolence, and weight gain.

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Prescribed for bipolar/depression. Looking for information about this drug. ## The correct spelling of this drug is Zyprexa. It is classified as an atypical antipsychotic, and the active ingredient is called Olanzapine. Generally, it is prescribed for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Oleanz indications and side effects

Can this medication help alleviate fear, anxiety and sleeplessness? ## The active ingredient in Oleanz is Zyprexa, which is used for schizophrenia and anxiety. To learn more click on the link below... Common side effects while taking Oleanz are drowsiness, dizziness, weight gain, increased appetite, constipation, and dry mouth. Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. ## oleanz RT 20 mg + laprose 2mg is advised for me as maintenance , is it on the higher side of dose rate? ## From what I was able to gather 20 mg of Zyprexa is the highest dosage available. Click on the link below to view all dosage information... Zyprexa Please scroll down once you've opened the page to view dosage. Larpose is not from the US, it's a product of India. I di...

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Antipsychotics affecting my semen, can I make babies?

When I was on Zyprexa my semen was off in a way. When I was on Abilify and it was watery. And when I was on Xeplion there is nothing at all. Is it possible for men on antipsychotic medication to help create babies? Are there any men out there who have done so while on antipsychotic meds? I would love to hear from you. Thanks in advance.

Zyprexa 2.5 mg medication

My doctor prescribed me this medication and I have been diagnosed with Major depression disorder ADD and bipolar. I don't have a pro sleeping and was wondering why this medication? ## Hello, Mary! How are you? This medication is often used to treat bipolar disorder. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, somnolence, and weight changes. Are you on any other medications?

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Small Yellow Tablet With 5 On One Side and nothing on the other

what is this pill? it is small round and yellow and has the number 5 on it only ## Based on your description, this pill could be one of three different drugs. Zyprexa Zydis (5mg) manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company Meloxicam (7.5mg) manufactured by Carlsbad Technology, Inc. Olanzapine (5mg) manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company If you're able to, I would suggest contacting (emailing) each manufacturer with a photo of your pill so they can identify whether or not it's something they produce. Here is the contact page for Eli Lilly and Company: Here is the contact page for Carlsbad Technology, Inc: My thoughts are that it is most likely Zyprexa or Meloxicam (as I haven't seen an image of Olanzapine), but I could be wrong. I hope this helps! ## Yeah - yellow one side with 5 an...

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zyprexa weight loss stories

I seem to be having some difficulties losing some zyprexa weight. the first time I was on 40mg for about 6 months and when I stopped, 50lbs went away in 2-3 months just purely coming off the medication, no diet and no exercise. most recently I was on for about 3 months on 5mg. I gained about 20-25lbs. I have been off for almost 6 weeks and I only lost about 5 pounds. it seems like the scale stops there. any insight on why this can be besides the feared metabolic dysfunction that zyprexa is known to cause? I would love to hear stories and experiences about the weight loss process you all went through with this drug. Thanks. ## Hello, Nathan! How are you? Have you tried adjusting your diet and getting more exercise this time? As we age, our metabolism tends to naturally slow down, so you ...

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Zyprexa (Olanzapine) Withdrawal Symptoms

I have bipolar and was on 5mg of olanzapine and 20mg of seroxat. I was quite well for 8 or 9 years. I asked my doctor if I could come off the meds, and she took me off the olanzapine in December 2012. I had an awful relapse about 6 months later, ended up in hospital, lost my job and caused awful hardship for my family. I have asked my doctors and pharmacist if stopping the olanzapine caused the relapse and they all said no, as after stopping the olanzapine symptoms would occur within a week or so. I can accept this. However, I also asked if I had carried on taking it could I have prevented the relapse. Again, they all said no - that because relapse occurred about 6 months after I came off it, that there was no link between the two. Again I asked a few times if I had continued taking the...

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Coming off 2.5mg Olanzapine

I have gone cold turkey off 2.5 mg Olazanpine 7 days ago. I am suffering with side effects such has heaviness, tingling in hands, fatigue. How long before some of these subside and I start to feel a bit better? ## Hello, Dono! How are you doing? Has there been any improvement, yet? How long were you taking it? Depending on the length of time you were on it, it may take a few weeks for all the withdrawal effects to subside, though they should ease off slowly in severity. Other withdrawal effects, as listed by the FDA, may include fever, chills, diarrhea and rebound depression.

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Zyprexa tappering, please help

I was on Zyprexa for last six years for panic attacks and anxiety (first on 5 then 3.75mg), two months ago I started to tapper it slowly, every 25 days 1/10. Right now I am on 7/10 of 3.75mg and last tapper was 9 days ago but I still have nausea, dizziness, weaknes, tremor, high anxiety and panic. Does anyone have similar reactions when tappering this medications and how long did they last? Please help me, I am desperate

I saw on a website that taking Zyprexa and Tramadol is bad & causes seizures.

I think if this is true that might be why I've been having seizures (about 1 month). So I've taken myself of Zyprexa since I'm so scared of another seizures. This has caused my panic attacks and anxiety to sky rocket. I walk dogs for a living and am always afraid I'll have a seizure while no one is around. ## HI Mikki, You're correct, taking Zyprexa (olanzapine) with Tramadol can cause seizures. The anxiety you're experiencing is most likely one of the withdrawal symptoms of Zyprexa. Other detox symptoms include Insomnia, bipolar disorder symptoms (like depression or mania), and symptoms of schizophrenia (like delusions or hallucinations). I completely understand your reasoning for stopping this medication, but you should speak with your doctor immediately about ...

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round yellow pill with 20 on one side

That's all it is. Just small, round, yellow and says 20 and nothing on the other side. Anyone? ## @Znorgg, Based on the description provided, I came across two potential matches that are round yellow pills with a "20" on one side and blank on the other. Both happen to be the same medication but are manufactured by two different drug companies. The first is a Zyprexa zydis tablet containing 20mg of Olanzapine, produced by Lilly, Eli and Company. The second is also a 20mg Olanzapine tablet, manufactured by a company called Prasco Labs. Olanzapine is an antipsychotic used for treating symptoms of schizophrenia as well as bipolar disorder. Does this sound like a possibility?

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zyprexa 5mg coated tablets / olanzapine

I found a box in my 14year old son & also lots of empty boxes. Why would he take them as our doctor has not given them to him.please can you tell me what they are used for & also the effects & side effects. How would he feel on them cause i not noticed. thanks ## Zyprexa contains the active ingredient Olanzapine, it is an antipsychotic medication. Side effects may include: dizziness, sedation, apathy and auditory hallucinations. As to why he would take them, it is hard to say why anyone does that, he may enjoy the effects they have on him, he may not even understand what they are used for. Learn more: Are there any comments or questions? ## Zyprexa is a anti psychotic medication. Its main action is stopping delusions and psychosis due to a mental illness. It provides sedatio...

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Epitec vs Zyprexa

Hi, I have Bipolar depression since my childhood. I have been on Epitec 200mg for 9years now. I have not picked up any weight and honestly look terrible with being so skinny. I approached my Doctor and he tried to put me on Epilim but it did not seem to keep me stable so i moved back to Epitec. I've spoken to someone which introduced me to Zyprexa. I would like to know if Zyprexa would give me the same mental treatment as Epitec but will increase my weight. ## Hello, Mee! How are you? It might, but there's no guarantees and, even if it does, it will only last while you are still taking it. How tall are you and how much do you weigh? It would most likely be best to stick with using the medication that works for you, rather than trying something else, just because you're worri...

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pill light yellow oval with 555 on one side nothing on other

it's supposed to be zyprexa. is it? can't find it on the web. concerned pharmacy gave me wrong pills ## Hello, Daniel! How are you? Sorry for your confusion, I'm happy to clear this up for you. Yes, a tablet matching this description is listed as containing 15mgs of Olanzapine, the active ingredient in Zyprexa. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, weight changes and somnolence. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thanks Verwon. I've been meaning to reply to my own question before now. I talked to the pharmacist regarding my concern. She double checked what she had on the shelf to be what I had been given. She also said that it (Zyprexa) had recently gone "multi source generic", which would explain the change. Apparently, when a drug first goes gener...

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Zyprexa Withdrawal Pins and needles Tingling

Hi everybody. I am currently tapering off Zyprexa. Have been on it for five years at 5 mg daily. I have been experiencing tingling or pins and needles on my feet and hands that switch around sides and sometimes disapears. I wouldlike to know if anybody has felt this while going off this med. Thanks ## Hello, Jorge! How are you doing? Have things improved, yet? Those types of symptoms can happen when withdrawing from pretty much any psychiatrically active medication, including this one. You should make sure to let your doctor know about them and seek medical attention if they get severe or you feel that you are in danger. Are there any other questions or concerns?

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lilly 4117 round white pill

how are you supposed to take the pill ## Hello, The pill in description is Zyprexa (10 mg); which is an atypical antipsychotic, approved by the FDA for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The recommended starting oral dose for adults with schizophrenia is 5 mg to 10 mg once daily. The maximum recommended dose for Zyprexa is 20 mg per day. Manufacturer: Eli Lilly and Company National Drug Code (NDC): 00002-4117 Side effects may include (but are not limited to): akathisia; inability to remain still (restlessness) 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 You can learn more about this drug on the page for ...

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Zyprexa 2.5mg difficult to concentrate

Hi I am new this website. Hope someone can help me. I was diagnosed with Bipolar a year ago and took many medications (Effexor, Risperdal, Seroquel, etc.) to control it but they never seemed to work. Two days ago my psychiatrist put me on Zyprexa 2.5mg to help with my concentration. I feel no different on the Zyprexa (many people say it works fast), so I was wondering if anyone knew how long it takes to start working? Also, does anyone have any feedback about this med? Pro's only, no Con's (I know it is a weight gainer). I just want to get my life back! Thanks. ## Hi, Armand! Sorry about the difficulties you've been having. These types of medications do tend to have some effect immediately, but generally take about 4 to 6 weeks to reach their full level of efficacy in the bo...

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