doubtful about zyprexa

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   Posted 7/10/2007 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
zyprexa, a newish and patented so called atypical antipsychotic, is being heavily promoted to docs as a magic cure for almost everything including anxiety and panic attacks
many incentives are said to be offered to docs for prescribing it, including free 'seminars' at luxury holiday resorts.
I wouldnt try it until several antidepressants of different types have been tried with no success, and even then I doubt it would help any more than placebo effect
seems to have taken over from neurontin, a previously overpromoted med of doubtful benefit
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   Posted 7/11/2007 4:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I think I have read some of the ppl on here and their reactions to this md

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   Posted 7/12/2007 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I tend to agree that this is probably the case, but have you done any actual research on the drug itself, Harry? Clinical trials, etc? I know I'm calling you out all the time and you probably hate my guts, but you haven't been to med school so if you're going to knock a drug then at least give people the links to the scientific side of it.

Zyprexa may very well be over-hyped crap...I just think your approach is irresponsible. People come here in high-anxiety states and are often very suggestible, not to mention fearful of taking medications. Give them data. Facts. Not spurious supposition or simple guesses (what leads you to believe it wouldn't be any more beneficial than a placebo, for example? Back it up!). If it's FDA approved then there's information out there.
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   Posted 7/13/2007 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
    Just thought i would put my thoughts in. I have taken Zyprexa for approximatley 3 months and have never felt better with no side effects that  I can see. Like all medication it probably works for some people, but not for others. :-)

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   Posted 7/14/2007 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   

Good response ebony,

I agree, every person has their own meds that work for them. It takes some time to get the right combination.

Everyone needs to be savy about what they are taking, so please be advocates for yourselves when choosing meds with your physician.



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