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Is Seroquel the same as Zyprexa?

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Posted on Thu, 2 Feb 2017
Question: is there any difference in serquel and olanzaphine iam dealing with hunting ton disease was taking serquel switched to olanzapine ran ouy of olan went back to serquel the medical fraternity in XXXXXXX wont btouch the disease I believe it blockage that reguires stems the brain locks up this is my second go around with the disease father daughter I'm took help care father now my wife


Ive been to several doctors fighting for 8 years behaviors issues started iam not ready to give her up
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (5 minutes later)
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

Seroquel (quetiapine) and Zyprexa (olanzapine) are very similar medications. There are a couple of small differences between them. Zyprexa tends to have more weight gain (average 20 pounds) compared to Seroquel (15 pounds). Zyprexa also tends to be slightly more sedating. Overall, though, they are very similar.

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Brief Answer: Consultation Detailed Answer: Hello, and thanks for your question. Seroquel (quetiapine) and Zyprexa (olanzapine) are very similar medications. There are a couple of small differences between them. Zyprexa tends to have more weight gain (average 20 pounds) compared to Seroquel (15 pounds). Zyprexa also tends to be slightly more sedating. Overall, though, they are very similar. Please remember to rate and close this answer thread when you are finished and satisfied. In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private web address below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private web address: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers