Anti-Psychotic Drugs Change Metabolism

Anti-Psychotic Drugs Change Metabolism

There are 8 comments on the psychcentral.com story from Apr 8, 2008, titled Anti-Psychotic Drugs Change Metabolism. In it, psychcentral.com reports that:

A new research effort investigates the medical side-effects of new or second generation(Zyprexa) antipsychotic medications prescribed for schizophrenia.

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“Watchtower Whistle-Blower”

Since: Dec 06

Bangor Maine USA

#2 Apr 8, 2008
How does Zyprexa cause diabetes?

It has been "theorized" that Zyprexa causes diabetes by poisoning the pancreatic beta cells causing them to die off?(if this is true then it's really scary stuff)

On July 1, 2002, Duke University issued a Press Release about the most recent finding that links the new anti-psychotics to early onset diabetes. The team of researchers--Elizabeth A. Koller, M.D. from the FDA, and Murali Doraiswamy, M.D. from Duke-- analyzed FDA's adverse drug report database, MedWatch (which receives 10% of adverse drug reports). They identified 289 cases of diabetes in patients who had been prescribed olanzapine (a.k.a. Zyprexa), Eli Lilly's most profitable drug.

This I do know ...that at my local clinic the Doctors have stopped prescribing Zyprexa except as a temporary PRN for acute cases only.
WHY? for two reasons:
1) The reason they give it out at all is because it is a fine med where indicated for specific symptoms and does the job very well
2)They stopped it as daily maintenance because they believe in their own hearts that it is the worst offender over the other atypicals AND because their patients refuse to take it on account of all the bad Zyprexa PR

Daniel Haszard 4 year Zyprexa patient who got diabetes from it

http://www.google.com/search...
Bonnie Webb

AOL

#3 Apr 22, 2008
Our thirty-four year old son, who was bi-polar, was prescribed Zyprexa about six years ago. The medication combined with Depakote, worked well for him. However, he developed diabetes as well as pancreatitis. He was hospitalized numerous times with bouts of pancreatitis. He was also treated and sent home from the ER for milder cases.

On February 24 of this year while visiting in VA ,he developed symptoms of pancreatitis. He was taken to the hopspital and put on a ventilator. When we arrived at the hospital at 2:oo am on Monday, his blood sugar level was 2500. He last opened his eyes at 1:30 that morning.

He stayed on life support for six days. His liver, kidneys, lungs, and pancreas shut down. He was on dialysis for several days. He was taken off life support and passed away on March 1.

Zyprexa gave him an almost normal life for a while, however it (in my opinion), killed him.
His doctor agreed with me.

Please don't use this drug. It can kill you.

bmom

Trussville, AL

#4 Apr 22, 2008
Bonnie Webb wrote:
Our thirty-four year old son, who was bi-polar, was prescribed Zyprexa about six years ago. The medication combined with Depakote, worked well for him. However, he developed diabetes as well as pancreatitis. He was hospitalized numerous times with bouts of pancreatitis. He was also treated and sent home from the ER for milder cases.
On February 24 of this year while visiting in VA ,he developed symptoms of pancreatitis. He was taken to the hopspital and put on a ventilator. When we arrived at the hospital at 2:oo am on Monday, his blood sugar level was 2500. He last opened his eyes at 1:30 that morning.
He stayed on life support for six days. His liver, kidneys, lungs, and pancreas shut down. He was on dialysis for several days. He was taken off life support and passed away on March 1.
Zyprexa gave him an almost normal life for a while, however it (in my opinion), killed him.
His doctor agreed with me.
Please don't use this drug. It can kill you.
i am so sorry for your loss. did you try to get a lawsuit about this?
Bonnie Webb

AOL

#5 Apr 23, 2008
Thank you.
No, not yet.
goerge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#6 Apr 24, 2008
don't wait for the FDA or any university to study the Medwatch database. they don't have enough resources. You can now do it yourself. Go to www.adverse-drug-reaction.net . Then if you need help, they also have drug injury attorneys link. they can help!
Bonnie Webb

AOL

#7 Apr 24, 2008
thank you so much goerge.
Carter

UK

#10 Aug 1, 2013
I took Klonopin and Paxil for 15 years to treat my anxiety disorder. I had to detox from the Klonopin this past spring. I got off the Klonopin and switched my Paxil to Lexapro (sex side effect issue). I am also a recovering alcoholic. My doctor did not want me on Benzo's anymore (says it increased alcohol cravings). I stayed on Lexapro only for 9 months, but my anxiety came back strong on just the Lexapro alone. I almost resorted to taking Xanax before I switched doctors. My new doc gave Zyprexa from http://z-olanzapine.com a chance. I am on my 7th day and I haven't felt this "normal" in 5 years. I take 5mgs at night and it has ended the "chatter" in my head, and removed my anxiety. Great medicine so far.
Peterson

UAE

#11 Aug 17, 2013
Naturally, I am skeptical of everything online. http://z-olanzapine.com is legitimate. I placed my first order for the smallest amount possible. It arrived sooner than expected. I didn't pay the extra money for speedy air mail. I placed another order that was much larger and it came right on time. I will definitely use this company again for even larger orders now that I trust them. They also give you discounts every time you place an order which is cool. One thing to keep in mind is if you place a larger order, they will send half in one shipment, and then the other half after that to avoid customs scrutinizing your package. I am very happy, I no longer need to pay tons of money to see a doctor and therapist (and have them tell me a bunch of stuff I already know) in order to get my medication.

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