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Strong Warnings of Zyprexa’s Side Effects

Not sure how often — if ever — Zyprexa is used for headache, but just in case. . .

Zyprexa, an antipsychotic, has a tendency to cause weight gain, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and other metabolic problems. The side effects have long been know, but the drug’s maker, Eli Lilly, has now added them to prescribing information.

5 Responses to Strong Warnings of Zyprexa’s Side Effects

  1. Kim says:

    Zyprexa is used at least occasionally as a preventative. I was prescribed Zyprexa about 5 years ago for the prevention of chronic daily headaches. The weight gain was definitely an issue. The other things you mentioned were never checked. I didn’t stay on it very long as it didn’t work at all for me.

    Kim

  2. PamC says:

    Depekote, which is commonly used for migraines, has hideous side-effects for women.

    One sample link http://www.epilepsy.com/medications/i_depakote_rare.html

  3. deborah says:

    Hey, here’s my new one: When standing; shifing or rocking from fot to foot. walking in place or pacing. When sitting; shuffling or tramping of legs, swing of one leg, repeated crossing and uncrossing of legs. Unpleasant feelings of skin sensations – oh goodie. skin crawling or jumping. Inner restlessness. Inability to sit, stand, lie still.
    Spasm of jaw muscles. tremor of limbs, head, jaw or mouth.

    The drug is Seroquel. Yes, an antipsychotic used to treat migraine. I do not; however, know of it’s effects, if any, to cause weight gain, or any other mentioned.

    So far, it has caused me to sleep like the dead.

  4. Karen says:

    do NOT take this medication it is horrible I gained 25 pounds in a month on it!!! If you are thinking about taking it, realllly read into it, before you start taking it..

  5. Belinda says:

    I was given a shot of Zyprexa for a migraine in the ER. It was a horrible experience. I left feeling suicidal and even blacked out. I felt so drugged and in the end it didn’t even work.

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