What causes weight gain after taking Zyprexa? - Online Doctor Chats
I have been taking 7.5mgs of Zyprexa and mentally feel good on them but I have not had a period since the birth of my chid 2yrs ago.I have also gained a significant amount of weight and my last tests done by a different doctor showed I had an enlarged liver with fatty deposits.I have been to my usual doctor today who stated that zyprexa although was working for my mental state was not satisfactory for me Physically and has put me on 2.5mg Neulactil.Is this change of medications correct as I feel rather hesitant regards the change.?
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Neulactil is a newer drug compared to Zyprexa
What is your medical view
Both the drugs are used in similar conditions
The potency and efficacy would differ in individual patients
Zyprexa definitely causes more weight gain than Neulactil
Zyprexa also causes fatty liver
will I continue to gain weight as with Zyprexa and will I be any better off by changing drugs
You would definitely gain weight with Zyprexa, much more than that with nuelactil
In my view, you would benefit by changing the drug to neulactil
As the side effects are much less compared to Zyprexa
Also, weight gain is also much lesser with Neulactil
You could change over to the new drug and see how it works for you
Also, your treating doctor is the best to decide on this based on the risk benefit ratio in you
I am sure the doctor has assessed this and only then suggested the new drug
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