my partner aged 55 has severe anxiety and has got worse over past fortnight ,hes been prescribed this drug 5mg twice a day and hes taking a few other meds such as buspirone 15mg and mirtazapine 15mg also cocodamol 30mg does anyone think that Olanzapine should be prescribed to someone who doesn't have schizophrenia, he told the doctor he had uncontrollable thoughts ,but he knows its his own thinking and not an intrusive split personality thing , any help with this thanks ,Tonya
Zyprexa is commonly prescribed for a wide variety of mental illnesses usually with very good results. Which is not to say that a given individual might not have an idiosyncratic reaction that should be immediately reported to the prescribing physician. I'd also ask about the low dose of buspirone.
That being said, I took Zyprexa for several years for Bipolar II disorder with excellent results and no side effects except a slight and acceptable weight gain of five pounds.
Best regards and my best wishes to your partner. Wildcat
Tonton2; As you can see with My friend Steve;s answer that this medication works differently on different people. Also, it sounds like your friend just started it that correct. Many times you have to give it a bit of time to take effect but if these symptoms continue to get worse give the doctor a call. Also many do take this that do not have schizophrenia. Just keep an eye on him He is very lucky to have a caring person keeping a good eye on him not everyone does bless you. Chuck1957
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