The once-daily oral formulation is designed to provide the efficacy of olanzapine while mitigating olanzapine-associated weight gain.
WTF!! Is it available in pharmacies here in the States @everhopeful?
Yes, it looks like it.
So the next gen drugs won’t have as much weight gain side effects right?
This is an older med Zyprexa / olanzapine with 2nd med added to limit weight gain.
Yes I know and I’m going to ask my doctor about it.
I think I’m going to go on it.
Is it a big weight gaining med?
Does anyone know?
What do the studies show?
Yep you’ll reach 300 in your late 50’s rather than 40. Keep the improvements coming guys. (Estimate not verified by anyone but you get the picture.)
Here’s what I found on Lybalvi and weight gain:
Can’t be worse than Depakote for weight gain plus it shouldn’t raise prolactin levels like Risperdal does.
this may be what ive been waiting for, olanzapine is my most effective med, i just started back on it last week, but the only really bad side effect i get from it is the extreme weight gain
…Sounds like a Ukrainian figure skater’s name.
Hopefully it helps some people.
Lybalvi is supposed to raise blood glucose levels less than Zyprexa!
I’m definitely going on it!
Hopefully my insurance will cover it.
I don’t think it’s out yet in the pharmacies
I called up both of my pharmacies and they don’t have it.
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I contacted them and they said that Lybalvi is currently being marketed but it’s not out in pharmacies yet.
She wasn’t sure on the exact date but she said it will be in stores soon.
This would have been nice 17 years ago when they put my on 40mg of Olanzapine which made me really fat and unhealthy. Oh well, I quit olanzapine over 4 months ago.
Good news for those still on olanzapine though or future patients that will be put on it.
Yeah, I never ate much when I was on opioids either.
No thank you, I will pass.