I asked my doctor about slowly decreasing my medication until I can stop but he insist that these should be like my maintenance medication because of the possibility that the symptoms of schizophrenia will appear again and harder to treat. I don't want to depend on olanzapine to lead a normal life. I've been taking it for 5 months now. 2 months 10 mg/day 3 months 5 m/day. is it possible for 2.5 mg a day? I sleep a lot and gained weight. Is olanzapine a lifetime medication? Thank you very much