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Old 17-06-09, 01:04 PM   #1
jillie
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Default has anyone any experience with orlanzapine?

my mum was diagnosed with hd 18months ago. at first she was prescribed haloperidol,for pyschosis, this was by the mental health team before they knew it was hd.
after much persuasion to get a new presciption she has now been prescribed orlanzapine. does anyone know anthing of the side effects. i'm hoping they will be better than the haloperidol ones, although think most things are. life is better with no medication at all than haloperidol at least in mum's case.
hopefully someone will have a positive story for this drug but if not i would still appreciate laerning of anyones experiences
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Old 17-06-09, 06:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: has anyone any experience with orlanzapine?

My stepdaughter is taking olanzapine. She has put on a lot of weight since starting on it - this is a well-known side effect. Other than that she says it does make her feel better and as far as I am aware she doesn't have any other side effects.

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Old 17-06-09, 08:39 PM   #3
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Default Re: has anyone any experience with orlanzapine?

My dad was on Olanzapine. It did seem to help with his mood for a while, but seeing as he lived alone, he told me he was still taking it, but wasn't. Things went rapidly downhill from there. I don't think he suffered any side effects, but he probably wasn't taking it long enough for us to get a good judgement.
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Old 17-06-09, 10:26 PM   #4
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Default Re: has anyone any experience with orlanzapine?

Hi
JUst like to mention that my wife has been on orlanzapine for two months.

She is less irritable then before, and as it has a sedative effect, it helps with her sleeping problem as well.
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Old 18-06-09, 02:09 PM   #5
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Default Re: has anyone any experience with orlanzapine?

My husband has just been prescribed this but has not taken as yet as seems to be doing ok - for now. We were told it was a new improved Prozac. Guess newer meds should have less side effects. We hope.
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Old 09-07-09, 08:59 PM   #6
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Default Re: has anyone any experience with orlanzapine?

thankyou all for your replies. mum has now started taking her new drugs so we'll see how it goes.
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