Zyprexa dosage for bipolar

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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 n tn My brother (46 years old, dx at age 17) has been on 20mg/day of Zyprexa for approx 1 month (we switched him from haldol injections). He is schizophrenic, lives with me, & is a heavy smoker (approx 3-4 packs/day with no current interest in stopping although he did kick the caffeine habit). I've been reading up on zyprexa & smoking and noted that zyprexa clearance is 40% higher in smokers vs. non smokers.
Avatar f tn My son, 21, has been on Zyprexa for 6 months after presenting with a psychotic episode. His psychiatrist recommended a switch from Zyprexa to Zeldox fearing the deveopment of metabolic syndrome. 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?
222267 tn?1253305810 Therefore, physicians who elect to use ziprasidone for extended periods should periodically re-evaluate the long-term risks and benefits of the drug for the individual patient (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION). Bipolar Mania Initial Treatment Oral ziprasidone should be administered at an initial daily dose of 40 mg BID with food.
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 n tn (this was in conjunction with 1,500 mg of Depakote that my doctor prescribed for bipolar.). When I decided that Zyprexa did not seem to improve the anxiety, I gradually reduced the dose over several months, until I finally quit entirely just 2 weeks ago. Since I stopped taking Zyprexa, I have experienced fairly severe anxiety on a daily basis. There are no other significant withdrawal symptoms.
Avatar n tn This time he was put on Zyprexa and then changed to Risperdal. Ten days in hospital and two weeks of day-visits for therapy later, when he went back to work, he again did not do well (though he was taking his meds). His doctor said that he may not be responding to Risperdal and switched him immediately to Zyprexa (10mg/day). He did not do well in the next three days and went back again to the hospital. He is now recovering in the hospital but his progress seems slow.
1257808 tn?1322765815 Since I increased Zyprexa to 20mg, I became sleep for very long time. Most of the day sleep or sleepy. I'm not sure what to do. Continue on this dose (20mg) until my body deal with it or decrease the dose to 15mg.
Avatar n tn still went out for drinks... not good) 2) I tapered my dosage over 1 month (or longer) - if it takes 4+ weeks for the medication to work then it should take as long to taper off (my opinion). 1 week at 15 mg, then 10 mg, then few days at 7.5 mg, then 1 week at 5 mg, then a few days at 2.5 mg - yes I broke down the pills and sorted them. 3) I took high quality Omega's 3's (high in EPA).
Avatar f tn This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional. This drug has been used to treat dementia-related behavior problems (e.g., agitation, aggression) when standard treatments (e.g.
Avatar n tn I was on 15 mg of zyprexa for bipolar and I recently decided i wanted to get off of it due to the side effects....I am now experiencing extreme side effects such as horrible nausea, no appetite, not being able to sleep...etc. I have lost some of the weight that I gained during my zyprexa use and I am just ready for these side effects to be over. I didn't realize coming off of it was going to be so extreme, but it has been. If anyone has any suggestions please help.
Avatar n tn Is this a normal physiological reaction to not taking zyprexa for over a year, I mean why can't I sleep? Or this just proof that I am Bipolar and should be put back on the Zyprexa? Perhaps I just need to give my body some time to readjust, but I can't stand the thought of having to take Ambien every night to sleep, I'm might as well be on the zyprexa. By the way I've been up all night and I don't feel the least tired, it's around 5:30 AM and I took an Ambien just a few minutes ago.
980052 tn?1262970679 i have bipolar II and i dont just have ups and downs but i have ups and downs every damn day. My illnesss ruined my marriage, my relationships with friends and family, and in November it cost me my job!!! ( i have had a few psychotic episodeds the past few years, but none in the past 12 months Im presently taking depakote(500 ERmg daily) mixed with lamictal(75mg daily) But until the depakote wastarted 9 months ago, i was a tall athletic dude but i nhave put on 33 lbs in the last 9 months...
Avatar n tn I am bi polar and I take Celexa for the depression and zyprexa for the manic.They balace each other beautifully.Now I realize everyone is different but bi polars have to be treated this way.You cant treat the depression with out the treating the manic.many times bi polar diagnosis are missed because docs only see the depression side. Go back to your doc and talk to him/her about treating the manic side too as well as the depression and keep posting.I will be here.
Avatar n tn I've been taking 2.5 mg of zyprexa for about 12 years for anxiety, along with Nardil for depression& some things for sleep, etc. Every time I try to get off the zyprexa I get the same wierd physical symptoms, in addition to regular anxiety symptoms that I can recognize. This time I took 3/4 of the 2.5mg for 1 week, and went down to 1/2 for a week, and then dropped it.
Avatar f tn you need to find a dr that you trust and go to them. i was on zyprexa for a while for bipolar. i didnt like it due to the side effects. my family dr handles all my bipolar meds but you might try a psych just so you can get off the medication. alot of drs will not take you off without you going to a psych to get their professional opinion. in any case good luck.
Avatar n tn Vyvanse and Tenex for the ADHD and Risperdal and Lamictal for Bipolar. He also takes Melentonin to help him sleep. This combination of drugs to help him has been wonderful. They all seem to compliment each other.
Avatar n tn there is hope for you to lead a normal life inspite of bi polar.I am on celexa and zyprexa and I it works great for me.
539549 tn?1315985262 This has been difficult as I am on zyprexa and celexa. these 2 are nototious for weight gain. I wont stop taking them though because I have done so well on this combo. I also lift weights and take a walk everyday. I am at a plateau right now with my weight loss ( just cam back from Florida vacation) So I gained a few pounds. Concentrate on small portions of protien and lots of fruits and veggies.I keep lots of these on hand to snack on.
Avatar n tn ) ADDERALL 3x daily for the ADHD which I can understand, but has also prescribed a drug of SEROQUEL (100mg) 3x daily for his BIPOLAR disorder. I am concerned with the safety of this drug for this child. All of the information I find regarding SEROQUEL states studies relating to this drug have only been in people 18 yrs of age and over. Some of the information even have CHILDREN listed under precautions for this medicine.
Avatar n tn Zyprexa is very good help for the paranoia and for helping people who are believing things that are not true. How many mg is he on?
Avatar n tn By self medicating, your wife is interfering with the best efforts of her doctors to find the right combination and dosage for her illness. I would encourage her not only to stop, but to inform her doctor about what she is doing, and how much. You might use this response as a method to talk to her about this...or you may have to tell her that you will talk to her psychiatrist on her behalf, in order to help.
Avatar m tn zyprexa-i have bipolar disorder.i have been on zyprexa olanzapine for 8 years.i am now weaning myself off.i was on 15mg a day,then my doctor reduced it to 10 mg over 6 months.after three months on 10mg i reduced it to 7.5mg,after another 3 months i reduced it to 5mg,after three months i reduced it to 2.5mg and i realised at 2.5mg the withdrawl effects were ok.which i was happy with.after two months i reduced it to 2.5mg every other day.i still felt good.after two months i reduced it to 2.
Avatar f tn Topamax! It is an anticonvulsant used for epilepsy, migraine prevention, and off-label used for bipolar and weight loss. I have read good reviews for people using it for bi-polar. I am surprised no one mentioned it to you already. Good luck, although I am sure you have already been put on something. I have found that the key to taking medications is research A LOT before you put it in your mouth. http://www.iguard.
497950 tn?1255867527 I am on zyprexa and celexa for my bi polar and they work great. I did gain in the beginning but I have lost it through exercise and 6 healthy meals a day. you can keep from gaining on the zyprexa. Plus I decided that I would rather be stable with the weight than skinny and in jail.
458139 tn?1334627036 I take celexa and zyprexa and they work great for me.Since I have been on levothryoxine( no thyroid.) I have been able to reduce my dosage to 5 mg each. If I forget to take them I do get a little manic but nothing like I use so I dont forget very often Now I will say this is the longest job I have ever had in one place but I have got to work alot of different engines all in the same building.
Avatar f tn Bipolar is not triggered by trauma and it is not trigged by psychological injury - those are both outdated theories discredited years ago - the most likely cuplrit for bipolar is a genetic abnormality if you follow current thinking and its not something you can get, you are not sucspetible to bipolar if you are born with it you will develop it - they do not talk about it in terms of catching its talked about in terms of onset because it lies dormant until early teens and adulthood and no its n
709415 tn?1229284553 The hospital doctor said to be effective in dealing with the psychosis, he would have to be given a very high dosage that would pretty much render him being in a zombie like state. So then my son went on Zyprexa. He was on Risperdal for 2 1/2 weeks before the Seroquel and that had horrible side effects resulting in insomnia and horrible visual hallucinations and extreme paranoia.