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    2nd attempt of tapering off olanzapine

    Hi,
    This is my 2nd attempt at tapering off olanzapine 5mg. My doctor said to cut a quarter off a 5mg pill. The withdrawals are shaking,nausea,headaches,flu like symptoms and high anxiety. Has anyone successfully tapered off these I would like to know how long it takes to stabilise between cuts? Seems more brutal than my first attempt.

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    Re: 2nd attempt of tapering off olanzapine

    Quote Originally Posted by diamondgeezer65 View Post
    I would like to know how long it takes to stabilise between cuts?
    In adults under 60yo olanzapine has a mean half-life of about 33 hours so it takes about 7 days for plasma levels to stabilize after a dose decrease/increase (~9 days if you smoke). Dropping the dose at less than 7 day intervals may significantly increase side-effects, delaying it won't significantly reduce them. However, withdrawal isn't only a matter of chemistry and biology. Psychology is at least as important, often the most important factor in quitting, so set a pace you're comfortable with.

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    Re: 2nd attempt of tapering off olanzapine

    Ok thanks for replying. I'm going to beat this

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    Re: 2nd attempt of tapering off olanzapine

    Well I'm down to 2.5mg from 5mg now and its been a rough ride thats for sure but I'm beating this. Making another cut down to 1.25mg at the weekend so getting there.

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    I tapered of 5mg of olanzapine about 5 months ago. I halved then quartered my tablet. For about a month in total. I only had 1 bad week with heightened anxiety. But that was it been ok since my doctor told me to just stop taking it. I done some research and decided against it. I was on it for10 months

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    Re: 2nd attempt of tapering off olanzapine

    Did you have any insomnia? I've been awake all night for the past 11 days till 6am since I've come off them completely.

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    I am planning to tapper olanzapine.
    How is your sleep now.
    Please reply

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    Re: 2nd attempt of tapering off olanzapine

    Hi,
    I have successfully come off olanzapine. I jumped from a quarter of a 5mg tablet. My sleep started getting better after two weeks and the withdrawals also went away. I found getting plenty of exercise helped with both of these issues. Good luck!
    Last edited by diamondgeezer65; 10-09-17 at 22:40. Reason: Missed dosage

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