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Does Citanew and Olepra increase drowsiness?

I am 20 years old male.I have been taking Citanew(Excitilopram) 20mg and Olepra( Olanzapine ) 5 mg for 4 years because my parents complained I was frustated,angry and depressed.Since the day I took it,my hunger and sleep has increased.If I dont sleep 10-12 hours a day,I feel exausted and drowsy.I have told this to my psychiatrist but he insists I take it.I put the matter before you
Asked On : Sun, 8 Apr 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Oct 2012
hi..escitalopram is not so famous ( or infamous ) to induce sleep, but olanzapine is..and olanzapine increases hunger, thus may worsen your metabolic profile..so you require periodic check-up and also regular exercise..also some dietary modification may be required..you can also try to take it in the evening so that it would not delay your arousal in the morning..discuss the issues with your psychiatrist..have a good health..
Answered: Fri, 26 Oct 2012
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