2 patient evaluations for Olanzapine taken for the purpose of 'Bipolar Disorder' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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mcripps67
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mcripps67
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 48
Condition: 6 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: g

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Apr 8, 2010 (Started Mar 13, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Severe (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Zyprexa is an effective medication when used to treat bipolar disorder; however, the metabolic side effects (including severe weight gain, etc) must be taken into consideration before starting this medication. If Zyprexa's side effect profile becomes too problematic, the next atypical antipsychotic of choice is Abilify. Abilify is weight neutral in many patients.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

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sammy0116
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sammy0116
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Severe
53 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
GAD

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Jul 3, 2009 (Started Jul 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sedation, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be more conceinsciouse about what i eat, drink a lot of water, be patient.
Side effects: Sedation, Weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark
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