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On 1/29/2020 at 7:56 PM, Simba Cub said:

...that I cannot take Clozapine and Olanzepine at the same time?

Depending upon the person, dosages of each, and what they're treating, nothing says that you can't take both at the same time, but that doesn't make it a good idea. Unless your illness is that severe and you've tried all other commonly prescribed antipsychotics, there may be a better option.

As the other person pointed out, you'll have a lot of challenges with things like sedation, weight gain, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, etc. 

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3 hours ago, psychwardjesus said:

Depending upon the person, dosages of each, and what they're treating, nothing says that you can't take both at the same time, but that doesn't make it a good idea. Unless your illness is that severe and you've tried all other commonly prescribed antipsychotics, there may be a better option.

As the other person pointed out, you'll have a lot of challenges with things like sedation, weight gain, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, etc. 

I take olanzapine and have so far avoided any weight gain and it doesn't sedate me. You just have to be careful with it because it does cause cravings for food, but it's not impossible to avoid gaining weight on olanzapine. I've been losing weight in fact. It works really well for nipping any psychosis as a PRN and currently it's helping me sleep.

I know you work on a psych ward, but it doesn't give you a doctor's credibility to say a combination of medicine is good or bad. He should be taking advice about what works and doesn't work from his pdoc. We do not play pdoc on this board.  

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@Simba Cub
 

I too take olanzapine in combination with two other antipsychotic meds (not clozapine, however).

I have had the same experience with it that @saintalto has had. I have been losing weight while taking 20 mg olanzapine and it helps me sleep without giving me a “hangover” type of feeling the next morning. It helps my psychosis too. I mean, I’m not going to say I have zero symptoms of psychosis or mood problems anymore, but I do feel a heck of a lot better since dropping seroquel and getting back on olanzapine. I’m sticking to olanzapine. It has been called my miracle med by a hospital pdoc and he was right.

I hope it helps you if you decide to ask about it. 

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