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I am taking oleanz 10 mg, lonazep 2 mg for my depression since last 10 years. Due to this I am having constipation. Whay should I do? I am not able to function normally. Please advise me.

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Hello friend, good that you are seeking a help here. Just be aware that medicine are just one part of any psychic treatments like yours and they help mostly to give relief to the symptoms and not the root cause. Sometimes it creates side effects like this due to certain body conditions. So it's better to follow certain non medicine treatment plan like changes in your lifestyle, dietary changes, psychotherapies or mindset changes techniques, excersise routines, counseling assistance etc in parallel to see a permanent cure. Consult a psychologist directly or online to assess your suitation and get recommendations. Be positive. You will be alright soon.
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Olanzapine which is the chemical name of the brand oleanz 10 mg is usually associated with constipation, especially in those who do not drink enough water during the day and also those who do not eat a diet rich in fiber content, e.g. Fruits and vegetables. Bulk forming agents like docusate can be helpful and so can laxatives like psyllium. However you are advised to do so under the expert guidance of a psychiatrist who can help determine the best treatment for constipation associated with these medications. Look forward to hearing from you. If you need help with booking an appointment online with me on this website either text, audio, or video appointment for a confidential and private consultation you may do so by contacting the help desk of Lybrate.
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Oleanz is ok, but lonazep in such high dose for years together is not advisable as it is a benzodiazepine and may carry unwanted side effects. Discuss with your psychiatrist and take sedative, non addictive medications and for constipation there are also non addictive ways to overcome, which your psychiatrist will tell.
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