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
Your doctor is right. Schizophrenia is a life-long illness. Most people with this condition need to stay on antipsychotic medication for life. Sorry not to be more helpful.
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