Increase in weight effect of Olanzapine

We have 49 consumer reports for Olanzapine. Increase in weight effect occurred in 41%.

Patients statistics on Increase in weight side effect for Olanzapine


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Olanzapine Circle Diagram 20 consumers of 49 reported about Increase in weight

  1. Lorna A. Campbell says:
    3.5 rating

    Olanzapine for Sleep disorders

    Zolpidem: No effect and no side effect. Zopiclone: I got tired after about 30min, could go to bed and sleep right away. The only side effect with me was the bitter taste the next day. Amisulpride: No effect. Fatigue as a side effect. Olanzapine: No effect. Side effect: 3 kilos increased within one week.

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  2. Daniel E. Woods says:
    3.5 rating

    Olanzapine for Psychosis

    I have already taken olanzapine for 7 years 20 MG and must say that it is the best drug against a psychosis. It works very fast and safe. Side effect was with me a weight gain and listlessness. You have to take this in the purchase if you want to have no more psychosis.

  3. Jorge L. Crisp says:
    4.5 rating

    Olanzapine for Psychosis

    After experiencing my psychosis, I got Risperdal, which made me very stiff. After I switched to Abilify the stiffness was gone. Abilify caused me inner anxiety which later disappeared, but the restlessness in the legs remained until today. In the time with Olanzanpin and Abilify I have gained about 15 kilos. I was able to lose 5 kilos after my jaw operation, but I still weigh 85 kilos.

    Side effects: Unrest; Increase in weight
  4. Judith I. Reeves says:
    5.0 rating

    Olanzapine for Psychosis

    Good drug for psychosis, but the side effects interfere with me after 3 years. 10 kg increased. Despite different diets, I was unable to lose weight. When dosing high hunger attacks and even at low dose, I had the feeling never to get full. In addition, at a higher dose, a bad inner restlessness (I could not wait to sit quietly). All friends say I was not alive, but completely calm. In the morning you are completely dizzy. Worst of all is the uncontrolled grunting / clicking with the tongue and the dilated pupils. This disappears downwards from 2.5 mg, but if you have to re-dose it is very uncomfortable when you are often among people.

  5. Raul C. Robles says:
    3.5 rating

    Olanzapine for Psychosis

    Olanzapine (Zalasta) was given to me at 5 mg once a day at night for psychosis. To criticize is the strong weight gain, despite unchanged eating behavior, and the fatigue, which causes the drug. I can not say much about the effectiveness, because it was used preventively. Olanzapine was discontinued after one year and replaced by the better tolerated Invega (active ingredient paliperidone).

    Side effects: Fatigue; Increase in weight
  6. Juan D. Henderson says:
    4.0 rating

    Olanzapine for Psychosis

    The side effects of normal olanzapine are greater appetite, hence weight gain and a very comatose but not dreamless sleep and problems getting up. Only at Zyprexa (which I received during my psychiatric stay) did I notice a strong daytime fatigue and occasional drowsiness.

  7. Bob N. O'Donnell says:
    3.5 rating

    Olanzapine for Psychosis

    Hello – I have been taking 10 to 20 mg of Zyprexa (Olanzapine) for 6 years. The drug reliably keeps me psychotic free. But unfortunately I gained 20 kg. What is even worse: I am always easily in tran – so not 100 percent resilient and must sleep 12 hours a day. When I stop the drug I am immediately free of side effects – but get back after 3 months, a psychosis.

    Side effects: Fatigue; Increase in weight