Both treatments were well-tolerated and efficacious. Greater reductions in severity of the illness and negative symptoms were seen with olanzapine consistently through 1 year. The frequency and severity of extrapyramidal symptoms were negligible and similar in the two treatment groups. Weight gain, hyperlipidemia, and hyperglycemia were comparable in both groups. Risperidone produced significant hyperprolactinemia.
Yes u are right ..!!! I suffer a lot from negative symptoms ..!! so far i have been on four Aps ..!!!I personally feel Zyprexa was soothing for me ..!!! 2moro i request my doctor to recommend olanzapine for me..!!!
I find risperidone to be more effective to treat my positive symptoms than olanzapine.I remember not being fully stable on Zyprexa at 7.5mg.Besides, Zyprexa raised my blood glucose levels too high and messed with my thyroid levels as well.