8 patient evaluations for Olanzapine taken for the purpose of 'bipolar disorder'

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Dec 23, 2014 (Started Dec 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been told by others that this can change my personality, so I am getting my medication reviewed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2013 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 22, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Oct 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (obesity, heavy sensation in head)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: please carefully ask your doctor about expected side effects.thanks

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 10, 2011 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i get to much sleep ,i feel but i feel a lot better, the cost is very high
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: mental fatigue or exhaustion

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, tremor(s))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Trying a generic version of Zyprexa obtained via Internet from India due to cost factor.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: tremor(s), weight gain

Sep 14, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, tremor(s))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is the only medication that has worked in controlling my mania/delusions. Side effects approach Tardive Dyskinesia. Have to be very careful. I get free samples from my doctor.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: tremor(s), weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

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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