Olanex 10 Tablet

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    Olanex 10 Tablet Information

    Olanex 10 Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. Schizophrenia are some of its major therapeutic uses. Secondary and off-label uses of Olanex 10 Tablet have also been mentioned below.

    Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Olanex 10 Tablet. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Olanex 10 Tablet can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Olanex 10 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, Olanex 10 Tablet's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Olanex 10 Tablet has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Olanex 10 Tablet related warnings section.

    Olanex 10 Tablet is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Tardive Dyskinesia, Depression are examples of such conditions. Other contraindications of Olanex 10 Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

    Besides this, Olanex 10 Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

    In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Olanex 10 Tablet is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



    Olanex 10 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Olanex 10 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Olanex 10 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


    Olanex 10 Tablet Side Effects

    Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Olanex 10 Tablet is used -

    Moderate

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

    Mild

    Olanex 10 Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Olanex 10 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


      Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Olanex. It is best to stop taking Olanex immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

      Moderate
    • Is the use of Olanex 10 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Olanex should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Olanex 10 Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Olanex is completely safe for kidneys.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Olanex 10 Tablet on the Liver?


      Side effects of Olanex rarely affect the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Olanex 10 Tablet on the Heart?


      Side effects of Olanex rarely affect the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Olanex 10 Tablet with Other Drugs

    Olanex 10 Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Moderate



    Olanex 10 Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Olanex 10 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Olanex 10 Tablet

    • Is this Olanex 10 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Forming a habit of Olanex 10 Tablet has not been reported.

      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 Olanex 10 Tablet can make you feel drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but consume Olanex 10 Tablet only on doctor's advice.

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


      Yes, in many cases, taking Olanex 10 Tablet can help with mental disorders.

      Yes

    Olanex 10 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Olanex 10 Tablet


      Olanex 10 Tablet may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Olanex 10 Tablet


      Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Olanex 10 Tablet as it can have severe side effects.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Olanex 10 Tablet

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Can I discontinue Olanex on my own without doctors advice?

    Dr. Prakash kumar MBBS , General Physician

    No, Olanex should not be discontinued without doctors advice. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Does Olanex cause drowsiness?

    Dr. Ramraj MBBS , Other

    Yes, Olanex may cause drowsiness or sedation. It is a common side effect of this drug. It occurs because this drug affects the levels of chemical messengers in your brain. You are advised not to drive any vehicle or operate heavy machinery after taking this drug to avoid accidents

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can Olanex treat depression?

    Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS , General Surgery

    Yes, Olanex can treat the depression (treatment-resistant) in adults. It is used in combination with fluoxetine to treat depression in those individuals who do not respond to conventional therapy.

    Question about 3 years ago

    Can I take Olanex and klonopin together?

    Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, PG Diploma , General Physician

    No, Olanex and Klonopin (clonazepam) should not be taken together at the same time because Olanex is a derivative of benzodiazepines and clonazepam belongs to the benzodiazepine class as well. Using both of these drugs together can cause increased sedation. If you are taking them together then you are advised to consult with your doctor before consuming these two medicines together.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    How to take Olanex?

    Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

    Take Olanex as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food because the presence of food does not affect the absorption of this drug from the stomach. Precautions must be taken in patients with bone marrow depression, diabetes mellitus, and benign prostatic hyperplasia.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



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