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Was prescribed Zyprexa for something has long list of side effects
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cindigal posted:
First of all I read all the literature about Zyprexa (olanzapine) is generic term is for antisphyotic and all the side effects associated. Not one word mentioned about sleeping aid. I am currently taking Ativan for anxiety and doctor told me along time ago that I can take my Ativan at bedtime for sleeping. I never take it during the day. The effects wore off I believe but lately it seems a long time to fall asleep. I asked him if he can raise the dose of Ativan, instead he prescribed Zyprexa which I disagree with that choice of med for sleep.
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rohvannyn responded:
Interesting use for Zyprexa. I notice that drowsiness is listed as a potential side effect, and that it sometimes used in combination to help a person think more clearly and positively, and have less agitation. Could that be part of the effect? Maybe the doctor is trying to help solve what they think is an underlying cause of the insomnia?

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Olanzapine is used to treat certain mental/mood conditions (such as schizophrenia , bipolar disorder). It may also be used in combination with other medication to treat depression. This medication can help to decrease hallucinations and help you to think more clearly and positively about yourself, feel less agitated, and take a more active part in everyday life.


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