Olan 5 Tablet

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    Olan Information

    Olan is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Schizophrenia are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Olan have also been explained below.

    The right dosage of Olan depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    While these are the most often observed Olan side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Olan normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

    It is also important to note that Olan has a Moderate effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. Warnings related to Olan's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

    Olan is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Tardive Dyskinesia, Depression as it can result in adverse effects. Other contraindications of Olan have been discussed in the sections ahead.

    Besides this, Olan may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

    In addition to the above precautions for Olan, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



    Olan Benefits & Uses

    Olan is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Olan Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Schizophrenia
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dosage range: 5 - 20 mg/day
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Schizophrenia
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dosage range: 5 - 10 mg/day
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Schizophrenia
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dosage range: 5 - 10 mg/day

    Olan Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Olan safe for pregnant women?


      Olan can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Olan right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

      Moderate
    • Is the use of Olan safe during breastfeeding?


      Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Olan. It should only be taken after medical advice.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Olan on the Kidneys?


      Olan is completely safe for kidneys.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Olan on the Liver?


      Side effects of Olan rarely affect the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Olan on the Heart?


      Olan has very mild side effects on the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Olan with Other Drugs

    Olan should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Moderate



    Olan Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Olan unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Olan

    • Is this Olan habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Olan.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Olan as you may feel sleepy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Olan is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      Yes, Olan is useful in treating mental disorders.

      Yes

    Olan Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Olan


      Some foods when eaten with Olan can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Olan


      Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Olan as it can have severe side effects.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Olan

    Question about 5 years ago

    Is Olan safe to use?

    Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Olan is safe to use, if it is taken in prescribed amount and duration as advised by the doctor. However, certain side effects have been associated with this drug such as dry mouth and dizziness. If you experience above-mentioned side after using this drug then inform your doctor and follow his/her instructions.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Is Olan a benzo?

    Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

    Yes, Olan is a derivative of benzodiazepines (sedatives). It is an antipsychotic drug that belongs to the class of drug known as a thiobenzodiazepine.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Does Olan cause hair loss?

    Dr. Manoj Meena MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Olan may cause hair loss. It is an infrequent and rare side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause of hair loss is unknown. If you are experiencing excessive hair loss after taking this drug, then you are advised to discuss it with your doctor.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can I take Olan with depakote?

    Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

    Yes, Olan and Depakote (divalproex) can be taken together because no harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. Hence, it is safe to take Olan along with Depakote.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can Olan cause mania?

    Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

    Yes, Olan might cause mania. It is a rare side effect of this drug and the exact cause behind mania is unknown. If you are experiencing any unusual changes in personality, behavior (aggression), and thoughts. Then you are advised to discuss it with your doctor without any further delay.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

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    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Zyprexa Relprevv (olanzapine)

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