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Re: just started zyprexa and oxazepam

Posted by Toby on August 19, 1998, at 11:10:22

In reply to just started zyprexa and oxazepam, posted by dragon on August 14, 1998, at 20:52:13

Zyprexa is one of the new generation antipsychotics called the "atypical antipsychotics." It's made by the same folks that make Prozac. It's called "atypical" because it tends to cause less of the side effects that the old medications caused like movement problems (twitching, writhing, restlessness, rigidity of joints), and it helps the negative symptoms of schizophrenia better than the old medications (like apathy, social withdrawal, slowed thinking).
Zyprexa is also used to help stabilize moods in bipolar patients who are not psychotic and can be used in personality disorders that cause alot of mood changes.
Zyprexa is a good, safe medication. Its main side effect is drowsiness so it's usually given at bedtime. Most people tolerate it pretty good so that it doesn't zonk you out during the day. It can also cause weight gain, but I haven't seen alot of weight gain, maybe 5-6 pounds.




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