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Seroquel vs Zyprexa


What are your experiences with both of these meds, and which one do you prefer. Which medicine has the least side effects between the two. Also does seroquel cause any major weight gain?



Weight gain is more of a problem with zyprexa than seroquel. Both did a reasonable job controlling my paranoia for a while, seroquel worked for about 2 years and I am at around the same mark now with zyprexa. Never really helped my negative symptoms. Seroquel help my sleep which zyprexa doesn’t.


I didn’t take Seroquel enough to know how it affects weight, it was just too sedative for me. You might want to try Fanapt or another newer med. But everyone is different, you just need to find what works best for you.


I took Zyprexa for years. It was the first med that worked for me, but I did gain a little weight. Hope this helps.


Also seroquel worked well as a PRN.


I don’t experience much weight gain with Seroquel. I experienced a lot of weight gain with Zyprexa. Zyprexa made me ravenously hungry. I was eating candy bars every hour on the hour on Zyprexa. I gained 70 pounds on Zyprexa. I wouldn’t recommend that drug to anybody. It worked real good on my psychosis though. I find Seroquel to be very effective too.