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    Is medical Marijuana advisable to treat schizophrenia?

Posted on Thu, 31 Aug 2017 in Mental Health
Can medical mariuana help with symptoms of Schizoprenia? Olanzqpine just makes my son sleep all day and he can't function. Is there any medication with no sie affects? Thanks
Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi 56 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I don't think medical marijuana helps

Detailed Answer:
Hello thanks for asking from HealthcareMagic,

I can understand your concern.

Medical marijuana consists of cannabis alkaloids and I don't think it will help in schizophrenia. This could theoretically worsen the symptoms of Schizophrenia.

If he is sleeping with Olanzapine then other drugs like Aripiprazole or Lurasidone can be tried. These drugs are in the same group as Olanzapine and don't cause sedation or weight gain as side effects. These are better tolerated. So you can talk with his doctor about these drugs.

Take care

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi 28 minutes later
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Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Thanks and Take care

Detailed Answer:
Thanks and Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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