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Olanzapine side effects

pinscher chi

pinscher chi

Well-known member
Mar 16, 2019
Indiana, USA
I started taking Olanzapine about six weeks ago to help with anxiety, OCD, anorexia and depression. I have definitely been having the side effect of drowsiness but I have also developed swelling / fluid retention in my feet. Swelling / fluid retention can also be an effect / sympton of anorexia for various reasons, so I am not sure if I am having this side effect due to my anorexia or due to the Olanzapine, but I want to ask others who have been on Olanzapine if you experienced swelling and how fast this went away if / when you stopped taking Olanzapine.
Thank you.


Sep 22, 2008
I've not heard this side effect from olanzapine before. How do you feel about the situation? Have there been any improvements after six weeks?


Well-known member
Aug 1, 2014

Well i suffer with aches and pains anyhow, so I can't really remember now, whether if the Onlanzapine was the cause of it all.

If this is the case, meaning the swelling, I would highly recommend, hold on a minute (mods, can I drop a name brand on this note? Please readjust if necessary, thanks) a gel, you can get i think indiana is in the States, I'm not sure, calll Arnicare Cooling Gel, it's a green and white tube, and can be bought in Walgreens.

i hope this might help.