Olanex 2.5 Tablet

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Olanex 2.5 Tablet Information

Olanex 2.5 Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Schizophrenia. The alternative uses of Olanex 2.5 Tablet have also been explained below.

The correct dosage of Olanex 2.5 Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Olanex 2.5 Tablet have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Olanex 2.5 Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Olanex 2.5 Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Severe while nursing. Further, the section on Olanex 2.5 Tablet related warnings talks about Olanex 2.5 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Olanex 2.5 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. Some other conditions that can be affected by Olanex 2.5 Tablet are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug reaction of Olanex 2.5 Tablet with other medicines has been reported. Refer to the list below for further details.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Olanex 2.5 Tablet is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Olanex 2.5 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Olanex 2.5 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Olanex 2.5 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

Olanex 2.5 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Olanex 2.5 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


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

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Olanex 2.5 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


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

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Olanex 2.5 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Olanex does not damage the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Olanex 2.5 Tablet on the Liver?


    Very few cases of side effects of Olanex on the liver have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Olanex 2.5 Tablet on the Heart?


    Olanex is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Olanex 2.5 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Olanex 2.5 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Olanex 2.5 Tablet

  • Is this Olanex 2.5 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Olanex 2.5 Tablet is addictive.

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


    After taking Olanex 2.5 Tablet you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Olanex 2.5 Tablet only on doctor's advice.

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


    Yes, taking Olanex 2.5 Tablet can treat mental disorders.

    Yes

Olanex 2.5 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Olanex 2.5 Tablet


    When consumed with certain foods, Olanex 2.5 Tablet may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Olanex 2.5 Tablet


    Consuming Olanex 2.5 Tablet with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Olanex 2.5 Tablet

Question over 5 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 about 5 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 almost 5 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 over 4 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 over 5 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



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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