Does olanzapine make you sleepy, and gain weight?

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13 Dec 2009

This medication can make you sleepy. But I did not see anything on weight gain. For a list of other side effects check this web site out.

http://www.drugs.com/sfx/olanzapine-side-effects.html

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agape1111 2 Apr 2011

Yes, olanzapine is well known to cause weight gain by slowng down glucose and lipid metabolism, its a very effective drug though.

richirfirefly 5 Nov 2013

Olanzapine is both very sedating and can cause extreme weight gain. I have been on the maximum dosage for it for about 2 years now. I gained 3 stone in weight from the drug but I was too skinny for my height so I welcomed the weight gain. I like the sleep it gives me as I used to suffer insomnia, I find after about an hour of taking it I fall into a very deep sleep.

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