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Re: Long term Zyprexa/Risperidone use.

Posted by cybercafe on March 28, 2003, at 16:50:06

In reply to Long term Zyprexa/Risperidone use., posted by ace on March 27, 2003, at 17:54:57

> Essentially when I start a drug that works I like to know that I could be on it for life.
> I have heard of a woman who was on low dose Thioridizane (Mellaril) for 10 yrs with NO probs. And this drug has a much greater risk of EPS than the newer atypical antipsychotics.
> Thinking of Zyprexa, I mean, if you were on this drug or Risperidone for 20+ years low dose, do you think it would- without doubt- cause TD or other EPS?
> I'm think taking Zyprexa or Risperidone low dose and evry 6 months having a 2-4 weeks break, where I remain just on Nardil. Do you think such a strategy would strongly mitigate the chances of EPS?
> BTW, how long have any of you been on these drugs? Any probs?
> Thanks Friends...
> Ace.

i think drug holidays are known to increase the chances of TD

10 years down the road i see myself taking much much better drugs
i doubt i will still be on zyprexa in 20 years (and i have no side effects right now)




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