Zyprexa dosage

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Avatar m tn Do you mean that is your starting dosage? You have to ramp up Lamictal dosage slow. I am at 200Mgs of Lamictal a day and it took me 2 months to reach that effective dosage.
Avatar n tn what is Zyprexa commonly used for?and it side effects. How much should be taken?
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed w/ BiPolar ten years ago and have since been taking a small dosage of zyprexa. I'm trying to wean myself off it, but am having sleep withdrawals. Is it wise to completely go off the medication or better to lower the dosage? Currently, I'm taking 5 mg at bedtime. I don't suffer manically or have depressive states anymore. I have tried this for two weeks and have had a few sleepless nights. What should I do?
Avatar m tn I took Zyprexa 5mg for 3 nights only to help with sleep, but have not taken it for 2 nights. Had really difficulty getting to sleep and my sleep was really broken up. Is this normal for this med.
Avatar n tn 1. Is 30mg of Zyprexa a common & safe dose? Most of the literature states that 10mg is the common/target dose. 2. Should the dosage of Zyprexa be adjusted due to heavy smoking? 3. Since research seems to indicate that smoking does not interfere with the absorption & clearance of Abilify, should we try that? Is Abilify recommended for people with chronic schizophrenia? 4. Are you aware of any research comparing Abilify to Zyprexa? 5.
Avatar f tn He has now moved and is looking for a new psychiatrist which will take some time before the first appointment. What dosage of Zeldox would be equivalent to 10 mg daily of Zyprexa? What side effects can be expected during the switch from Zyprexa to Zeldox?
Avatar n tn If you are already taking 30mg of zyprexa for your illness and you suddenly have a setback if dangerous for a doctor to increase the medication to 60mg for a short time until a crisis passes.
Avatar m tn The outpatient doctor however didn't agree and wanted her on 30 to 40 m.g.'s zyprexa and that is where we were headed ,listening to her prescription. She also wanted her to go off Ativan cold turkey - no weaning.My daughter didn't respond well to that and everytime she tries to go down on the dosage now .5m.g. a day (very small amount) she gets closer to catatonic.
Avatar n tn It has been almost two weeks since I withdrawn from zyprexa and it looks like it is getting worse everyday. I have used this medication for 1.5 months and my highest dosage was 10 mg that I took for 7 days. Im feeling very weird, not alert or not conscious at all. It feels like Im some kinda zombie without emotions. I can´t even sleep well at night, Im a sleep but awake at the same time. I get panic attacks because Im scared I will be like this forever.
Avatar m tn This I found to be a great relief and was sleeping 7 hours a day on zyprexa alone.After about 6 months like this the zyprexa dosage was reduced to 5mg.This worked fine and I was still sleeping about 6-7 hours daily.This continued for a year but now I am able to sleep only 5 hours on 5mg of zyprexa.I may have to up the dosage to sleep well.While this is not a major problem I feel that this will eventually lead to disaster because we cant up the dosage continuously as I develop tolerance.
Avatar f tn If she at any time has attempted to self harm then her psychiatrist should be working with you to prevent this. When I took Zyprexa a while back the dosage range I had did go up to 10 mg. To my knowledge that is within the normal dosage range but her psychiatrist would understand the clinical specifics. You can also go to the medication website. Weight gain can be a problem with all antipsychotics and Zyprexa has a high potential of this but everyone responds differently to each medication.
Avatar n tn I was put on Zyprexa for insomnia I was suffering after surgury. The doctor felt it was anthesia induced mania and usually lasts about a year. Its been 2 years now and I have been on Zyprexa for 18 months. Ive been trying to get off this stuff, however before I even get completely off I cant sleep, feel dizzy and have eradicate pulse and blood pressure. I currently have had the medication compounded at 31mg per Ml and I am reducing by one Ml every 2 weeks. Iam currently only taking .62mg.
Avatar f tn How to Stop Taking Zyprexa (olanzapine) Your doctor should be recommending that you reduce your dosage of Zyprexa by 5mg a day every six days if you need to discontinue Zyprexa. Making it a week is just easier to remember. You can stop immediately if it’s an emergency, but I wouldn’t recommend doing that without a doctor’s supervision. The major problem with stopping antipsychotics is a sudden return of your symptoms.
Avatar n tn Nausea, vomiting, anxiety, everything that had long been under control suddenly comes to the surface. His response? Higher dosage of Zyprexa. She decided to go cold turkey and get off the Zyprexa and for a week now she's feeling like a bag of dirt. Anxiety is getting worse although most of the other **** has lessened. Today however was a bad day. Has anyone a better guess/answer as to how long these withdrawls will continue? What the hell kind of a drug is this ****?
Avatar n tn This was her first time in such a facility. The staff psychiatrist has her on Zylexa at 5 mg per day. On Saturday she was given 7.5, dosage reduced Sunday because she was lethargic to 2.5, came home Monday and took 7.5 that night, last night gave her 5.0 before bedtime. This morning she can barely keep her eyes open, eyes rolling back in her head when she tries to wake up, and she has had the jitters all day yesterday and again this morning. I am taking her off of it!
Avatar n tn Xanax would calm me down a bit, but not stop my aggrivation, or quick temper. When my Zoloft dosage was raised to 100mg from 50mg I started to experience unpleasant side effects. Mainly the inability to sleep, no sex drive, leg tremors, and yellow fingernails. I immediately went to the doctor when seeing my nails turn yellow. My therapist suggested i may have bioplar II, hyper mania.
1257808 tn?1322765815 Now, I'm on zyprexa 5mg then increase to 10 mg. Zyprexa instead of Syroquil. Also, monitoring my WBCs to avoid it's down again. The goal is to prevent high mood first then manage and control low mood. My mood include high, low, and mixed moods. Thank you for your time, answer, and help.
Avatar f tn So, today, her doctor took her off the Mrtazapine and added Zyprexa(not sure of the dosage) with her Zoloft - and while I have read that it is used sometimes for off-label treatments, I am very concerned about some of the side effects that I have read about. Since she has had bouts with annorexia, and is probably 5-10 lbs underweight - weight gain of is not one of the issues I'm worried about and could be a benefit for her.
Avatar f tn Hi HazyW, I looked up your first medication you mentioned, & here's what they say (this is just a very general info, though, from the Zyprexa site,NOT from a Doctor)... *********** ..."ZYPREXA=Olanzapine ..."USES: This medication is used to treat certain mental/mood conditions (schizophrenia, bipolar mania). It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural chemicals in the brain (neurotransmitters).
Avatar n tn I'm interested to hear of successful weaning stories--of people getting off zyprexa and for how long you have been off the medicine. This is my goal and I could use some encouragement. All the doctors and therapists I have spoken to say that it is extremely risky to go off medication and think that all symptoms of mental illness will return. Do those of us who want to be medication free have any hope? Are there any natural remedies that help with bipolar disorder?
Avatar n tn I have been on both respirdal and zyprexa. The zyprexa i did not like because it made me sleep excessively and the respirdal gave me side-effects such as stiffness and drooling. I'm not sure if this would would help your friend if he has has schzio-affective disorder but I have bipolar and i take lithium and a vitamin for depression called o3 mega+joy 3 times a day. It's a type of omega 3. I can't take regular antidepressants because they bring out my mania.
Avatar n tn I have been of Zyprexa cold turkey after puting on 30 pounds, so it has been five days I am still suffering from nausea and headaches and loss of appetite.The worst was the first 3 days where I was sweathing uncontrolably in my sleep, I was drenched in sweath over and over again during the night,after that it stopped.Now my family doctor wants me to go on topomax which will help with my mania.I just don't want to go back on zyprexa ever.
Avatar n tn yer descrip is a bit mysterious......usually takes 36 to 48 hrs for a dosage change to be effective as the body only absorbs it so much at a time, this is why most anti dep. and the like take up to 2 mos to be totally effctive.give it a chance my friend.....any signs of probs, call the doc asap.
616450 tn?1228437227 I've been taking Zyprexa at bedtime for the past few nights, per Endo #3, and I feel a lot better, folks. As a matter of fact, I felt better almost immediately after taking the first dose. It seems to act quick, like Xanax, but stays in the bloodstream longer or something. Dr. Pretorius was concerned that I was getting a little too used to Xanax, so he wants me to try to gradually come off of that and he'll increase the Zyprexa dosage.
6080379 tn?1379941277 Dosage of Zyprexa was changed from 5mg to 2.5mg because it stopped my menstrual cycles and we are attempting to get it back.
Avatar f tn What dosage of Zeldox would be equivalent to a 10 mg. dosage of Zyprexa if one were switching from the former to the latter because of concern about possible metabolic syndrome?
6080379 tn?1379941277 Zyprexa dosage went up as instructed from 5mg to 10mg after 4 days. Notable appetite changes have occurred. I am hungry more often and often do not experience being "full" so I can eat a lot. Zyprexa is known or causing unhealthy weight gain, so I need to be careful.
Avatar n tn I gave birth to my first child in 03/04/09 and was hospitalized on March 12th with postpartum psychosis. I was hospitalized for 12 days and was put on Zyprexa. I have been taking 25 mg each day (20 night, 5 day) since 3/12/09 (almost 4.5 months). My psych has decided to cut my dosage by 5 mg starting this froday 7/24/09. Has anyone else expereinced this trauma and I appreciate any thoughts.
Avatar n tn I gave birth to my child in 03/04/09 and was hospitalized on March 12th with postpartumPost-partum depression psychosisPsychosis. I was hospitalized for 12 days and was put on Zyprexa. I have been taking 25 mg each day (20 night, 5 day) since 3/12/09 (almost 4.5 months). My psych has decided to cutCuts and puncture wounds my dosage by 5 mg starting this froday 7/24/09. Has anyone else expereinced this trauma and I appreciate any thoughts.
1082697 tn?1260068216 i am getting wired on the zyprexa the doctor put me on. i am taking it to help with my depression along with celexa . i have been on the celexa for years. the zyperxa is making me hyper. but a good hyper. i have been taking it for over a week now. now this drug is suppose to make you sleepy. well, it is working the opposite for me. the doctor told no one she has ever had on zyprexa had this reaction to it. if anyone can help me with this, i would appreciate it. i am not feeling so depressed .