Olan 5 Tablet

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    Olan 5 Tablet Information

    Olan 5 Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Schizophrenia. The alternative uses of Olan 5 Tablet have also been explained below.

    The right dosage of Olan 5 Tablet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

    Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Olan 5 Tablet as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Olan 5 Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    In addition, Olan 5 Tablet's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Olan 5 Tablet has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Olan 5 Tablet related warnings section.

    Olan 5 Tablet is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Tardive Dyskinesia, Depression as it can result in adverse effects. The section on Olan 5 Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Drug interactions for Olan 5 Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Olan 5 Tablet is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



    Olan 5 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Olan 5 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Olan 5 Tablet 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 5 Tablet Side Effects

    Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Olan 5 Tablet is used -

    Moderate

    • Orthostatic Hypotension (Sudden Lowering of Blood Pressure on Standing)
    • Euphoria

    Mild

    Olan 5 Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Olan 5 Tablet 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 5 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Taking Olan may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Olan should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Olan 5 Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Olan is not harmful for kidneys.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Olan 5 Tablet on the Liver?


      Olan is rarely harmful for the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Olan 5 Tablet on the Heart?


      Very few cases of side effects of Olan on the heart have been reported.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Olan 5 Tablet with Other Drugs

    Olan 5 Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Moderate



    Olan 5 Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Olan 5 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Olan 5 Tablet

    • Is this Olan 5 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Olan 5 Tablet does not cause addiction.

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


      No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Olan 5 Tablet can make you feel drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Olan 5 Tablet is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

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


      Yes, this Olan 5 Tablet works for mental disorders.

      Yes

    Olan 5 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Olan 5 Tablet


      Some foods when eaten with Olan 5 Tablet can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Olan 5 Tablet


      Taking alcohol with Olan 5 Tablet can be dangerous.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Olan 5 Tablet

    Question almost 4 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 about 3 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 over 3 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 almost 3 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 over 3 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

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



    References

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 932-934

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 442

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

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

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



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