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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% (2480 Members) find Zyprexa helpful

Zyprexa Reviews

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Zyprexa is my 'go to' med. It helps with racing thoughts, allowing me to sleep.
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This worked well, however, I slept 18 hours a day while on it, and thats a little too much sleep.
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This medication was a life saver. After trying many different medications this one did the trick. I feel more stable than I have felt probably my entire life.
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Don't remember.
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Worked great, now I'm just not on it anymore because I had to switch doctors due to new treatment programs.
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Zyprexa was my miracle drug. It made me feel normal for the first time in 9 years, but it also made me gain 40 lbs in about 3 months. =(
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LOVED it but edema so bad I had to stop
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don't recall
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I feel great so far!
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Working perfectly, for me anyway. I must exercise a lot to prevent being overweight, but all is well for now.
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  1. Discussion: Zyprexa
    I was on zyprexa many years ago. I did work for me but you works with other people. It will probably take a few days to start working. Hugs. [More]
  2. Discussion: Zyprexa?
    Zyprexa helped me sleep...but made me feel pretty out of it. Major weight gain on it too. [More]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  5. Discussion: Zyprexa
    Anybody take zyprexa to sleep? Does it help? [More]