Olanzapine withdrawal effects

Common Questions and Answers about Olanzapine withdrawal effects


Avatar m tn How long do you need to stay on Olanzapine after a psychotic episode brought on by drug abuse mainly cannabis. My 19 year old son was on 20 mg/day in March 2012 and getting tapered off gradually . Now on 5mg/day for 2 weeks and then 2.5mg/day for 2 weeks and then nothing.That would be about 10 months on Olanzapine. His psychosis has disappeared but we are worried that it might return and how would we be able to tell the difference between withdrawal or psychosis returning.
6452367 tn?1430948192 Will Olanzapine help with withdrawals from Oxycodone. I am down to 10mg of Oxy and it has been a fight for me.. I did wean myself off Hydrocodone which made me happy but then I got on oxy 30 mg and have reduced my dosage. Will this medicine help me.
Avatar f tn If you put into google floxetine and olanzapine side effects there is a part on skeletal problems it can cause. I take this medication for anxiety, pychosis and obessive complusive disorder predominately obsessions, I know, quite alot going on. Like you I have some strange experiences with and without these drugs, I feel like my mind is full of electricity.
5790942 tn?1374337921 Hi, I was recently prescribed olanzapine for opiate withdrawal. My doctor gave me this so it wouldn't look sketchy on my parent's insurance bill and its not addictive. The things my doctor told me and the things my pharmacist aren't really the same. What can I expect? Can anyone help?
Avatar f tn (still dealing with it, right now i am suffering from severe sleep deprivation and some really wierd symptoms like confusion, memory loss, severe inattention, etc.....look up zyprexa side effects and withdrawal, it can do some really messed up stuff to you. But on the other hand, not everyone reacts that way.
Avatar f tn What would the withdrawal symptoms be? I read somewhere that you can die so I was wondering if anyone knew what would actually happen.
Avatar f tn The worst withdrawal effects that I suffer from are extreme apathy and insomnia. I have seen posts from others that suffer from this as well, but untill now it doesn't get better and I get worried. Does anyone know how long the apathy and sleeping disorder will continue? Has anyone had the same for such a long period of time? Can anyone suggest what I should do? I have seen people start taking zyprexa again, but I would rather not take zyprexa again.
Avatar m tn But know too that often doctors prescribe drugs for their side effects, not their effects. Oleanz may have an unwanted side effect of making people sedated, and doctors are allowed, once a drug is approved, to use it for any purpose they want. That doesn't mean it's a good idea, but it is how doctors operate. Also know that the wellbutrin your new doctor wants to put you on is one of the most stimulating of all antidepressants.
Avatar f tn And as for people having no issues stopping Prozac, that's also not true -- fewer do, but the main problem with assessing Prozac withdrawal is it stays in the body far longer than these other drugs and so the withdrawal is likely to start much later and be interpreted as something other than withdrawal. It sure did nothing for my prolonged withdrawal from Paxil, another very difficult drug to stop taking. Good luck whichever way you go.
Avatar f tn My various GPs were happy that I was taking it as little as possible but even when I went to them with diarrhea nausea, restless legs and arms, night sweats, extreme exhaustion and a horrible heaviness, none of them mentioned that it could be tramal withdrawal. I would often improve during the day after taking tramal in the morning and would be at my best later in the day. I finally worked it out myself (no surprise to most of you, I'm sure).
Avatar n tn I have expierenced extremely disturbing anxious thoughts, sleep disturbances, ringing in my ears and a dry mouth while trying to come off zyprexa and am worried that this drug most definitely has withdrawal effects. Can you please tell me why the leaflet that comes with this drug says that it is not suitable for people with narrow angle glaucoma?
603015 tn?1329866573 If you stopped the medications abruptly those are typical withdrawal symptoms. It is dangerous to do that. If you are concerned about side effects or that they aren't working as they should speak to your psychiatrist. If you are ever authorized to go off any medication follow their exact titration schedule. I had this happen before recovery and I had some similar experiences so I would be careful and follow through in this manner.
Avatar n tn I seriously dont think you can get withdrawal from olanzapine i have been on it for 10 years i started around 10m mg and have tapered off t o2.
603015 tn?1329866573 Hi I have started to tapper off olanzapine because of the weight gain, I have noticed that after just a week on the reduced amount I have started to have sleep problems, I am finding it harder and harder to get to sleep, then when I do get to sleep I am waking through the night, could this be the reduction in the med and what should I do if anything, im not due to see me pdoc until 1 june when I would be fully off this med.
Avatar f tn It could be a lot of things but I just want to say that olanzapine's drug metabolism is increased with fluvoxamine which could cause increased adverse effects regarding the olanzapine. Like you leg pain could be caused by extra restlessness caused by increased drug matabolism regarding the interaction with both drug or simple adverse reaction from olanzapine that can get worse by increased drug metabolism.
Avatar n tn my child has general development delay, since aged 12 suffered a breakdown of some kind. and now has child psychosis and currently taking olanzapine 10 mg. Her moods vary from very good to moody, delusions, temper outburst, withdrawal, extremely tired and not making sense when talking. What side effects does this drug have, are they doing more damage to her, do any vitamins help and which ones should she take? I am having sleepless nights just thinking about her, will she ever recover.
Avatar n tn Hello, so I've been having severe withdrawal from zyprexa (olanzapine) for the last 4 months. It all started 3 days after I stopped taking it cold turkey after being on 10mg for 4 months. I was taking it for sleep/ depression and anxiety when nothing else was working. I had to go off it due to gaining 60lbs in 4 months. I've been completely miserable without it. Insomnia, anxiety, crying spells, headaches, cold/hot sweats, unable to get out of bed much. Had to quit my job.
Avatar f tn four weeks on 2 x 25 mg seroquel (but had to come off due to tremors and thick tounged speech issues, also twitches on face - doc says (by phone)psych team have never seen that on such a low dose so it can't be the medication tho I was taking NOTHING else but me and my GP saw those twitches and tremors alright! ) ..swapped to 1 x 5mg olanzapine for three weeks and now okay enough to Research, tremors decreased by 90% but packing on the weight despite regular exercise.
6452367 tn?1430948192 I have been on Xanax for over 15 yrs and wont ever get off them but have stopped Soma and Phenegran. Olanzapine was a wonder drug for a year then the seizures started.
Avatar n tn It sounds like a withdrawal syndrome. The best guess at this point is that you are not taking enough prozac to cover the Paxil withdrawal, and going up to 20 mg. a day, or a little more, might give you immediate relief. Talk to your doctor about this possibility. It is a good medication and when you stop it eventually, it is much easier than Paxil. The effect of Prozac as a continuation of Paxil is almost immediate..you don't have to wait for its positive effect.
Avatar f tn After 5 years amitriptyle stopped helping me sleep but the severe constipation didnt go away. Tired of all the side effects 3 months ago i quit cold turkey. Ive had suicidal depression everyday for the past 3 months. I never had depression this severe b4 the amitriptlyne. For the insomnia ive tried trazadone zopiclone seroquel clonazapam...havent gotten any sleep for the past 3 months. I cant think and my mind is constantly thinking i want to shoot myself.
Avatar f tn We were wondering if some of these symptoms were from withdrawal of the Geodon or side effects of the new medication, Clozaril? I’ve also read online in some chat rooms of people having awful withdrawal symptoms getting off Geodon. Do you know of anyone diagnosed with bipolar disorder who has been able to get off all medications entirely?
202665 tn?1248810333 I found Seroquel to be a helpful antipsychotic and it had mood stabilization effects as well. It was somewhat sedating for me and I had to take it twice a day. For myself 300 mg. was the lowest effective dose and I believe that's true in general but you could ask your psychiatrist as perhaps they intend to raise it.
603015 tn?1329866573 It has been about 4 weeks, the first two weeks I was in a panic, scared and having some withdrawal symptoms. Now the last couple of weeks I am mainly depressed, i am having some moments of light but they are minimal, fake it until you make it is what i am doing, merely exsisting.
Avatar n tn I would generally prefer to not be on any medication unless it is necessary since it can produce side effects (I gained a lot of weight from olanzapine), imposes restrictions (like no alcohol, which I admittedly enjoy), is expensive even with insurance, and I feel better without it (though I have yet to try the newly prescribed medications).
5755955 tn?1374708955 Oh dear, don't taper faster than your doc said to. That's probably making things MUCH worse. Opiate withdrawal can be dangerous if done too quickly. I would increase your dose a little bit to be closer to the schedule, hopefully enough to stop the shakes, and then follow the schedule from there. In fact, you should call your primary care doctor and tell them what's been happening, and ask them how to proceed.
322138 tn?1306246734 I have even had trouble with drugs/alcohol ever since I turned 18, I did go to a psychiatrist about 4 months back and told him I suspect I have ADD and he told me that there is every possiblity that I might have it, but the trouble is that I was at that point addicted to Pain Narcotic medication viz Codeine so we tried treating that first and then this psychiatrist went to Europe for lectures and other stuff for 3 weeks, he gave me 'Olanzapine' which I had taken 4 years back when I had truoble
Avatar f tn But taken at lower dosage, folks found it to be a decent sleep aid, with less chance for withdrawal side effects of most anti-depressants.
Avatar m tn Hi, well a quick background.. back in high school (this was like 12 years ago) I started getting addicted to various drugs including OTC drugs like DXM, dramamine/benadryl.. after a few years I stopped it all EXCEPT diphenhydramine. I have no explanation for why this one stuck with me, I suppose because it's so easy to get? Now when I say "extreme" long-term abuse I mean extreme. I've been through periods of 80-100 pills nightly (25 mg each) and now I limit it to 40-50-ish.