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Could zyprexa become toxic?

my son is 21 yrs old diagnosed with schizo-effecta and bi-polar disease and is takingc zyprexa 5mg PRN and 40mg every night on schedule, His PRN he takes up to 4 times a day along with depakote 1500mg @hs and lithium 900mg@hs,,,,,,,,can the zyprexa become toxic
Mon, 1 Apr 2019
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Hello,

Zyprexa can be taken up to 60mg per day for resistant forms of schizo disorders, and it does not have any serious interactions with his other meds. The most common side effects from taking too much Zyprexa would be drowsiness, movement disorders, dizziness and fatigue, among others. If he is having any of these symptoms, I would let his doctor know to see if they think it might be from Zyprexa or something else. But otherwise, that is a reasonable dose for Zyprexa and I wouldn't worry.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Aaron Branch, General & Family Physician
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