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Olanzapine (oh-LAN-za-peen, sold as Zyprexa, Zydis, or in combination with fluoxetine, as Symbyax) was the third atypical antipsychotic to gain approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has become one of the most commonly used atypical antipsychotics. Olanzapine has been approved by the FDA for the treatme... more at Wikipedia

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Bipolar Disorder
Overall, 62% (2376 Members) find Zyprexa helpful

Zyprexa Reviews

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gained a lot of weight be cause it made me eat a lot
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good med but will give u morning hangover atleast in the beginning of treatment. also great anti-anxiety and anti-depressant qualities.
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Need it for Psycosis only. Weight Gain Pre- Diabeties.
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I only took it when I had my one and only manic episode. It worked.
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just started taking it
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Just started taking it. Makes me less drowsy than Lithium so far so good but it makes me sleep good and deep
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The amount you eat on this drug is ridiculous! I got prescribed this with lithium and refused to take this with lithium. The two together makes you eat all the time.
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Seems to help with self harm thoughts somewhat.
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olanzapien, I have not had any side affects.
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too much weight gain though
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  1. Discussion: zyprexa
    so i finally have a stable supply of meds and i was wondering what other peoples experience with zyprexa have been like long term side effects and the... [More]
  2. Discussion: zyprexa
    Zyprexa does seem to be a little strong of a med to be used with BP I I. As it is an anti-psychotic, and by definition BP I I DO NOT experience psy... [More]
  3. Discussion: zyprexa
    Hi Cindy, welcome :) i hope the zyprexa continues to help...i took it for about 3 months a few yrs did calm me down but i gained weight..... [More]
  4. Discussion: zyprexa
    Hi. I have ocd . I have intrusive thoughts. I take many medications including zyprexa. I hve gained 60 pounds from the side effects. I decided to... [More]
  5. Discussion: Zyprexa
    Anybody take zyprexa to sleep? Does it help? [More]