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    Olanex 5 Tablet Information

    Olanex 5 Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Schizophrenia are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Olanex 5 Tablet have also been explained below.

    The correct dosage of Olanex 5 Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Olanex 5 Tablet as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Olanex 5 Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

    Furthermore, you should know that effect of Olanex 5 Tablet is Moderate for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. Warnings related to Olanex 5 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

    Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Tardive Dyskinesia, Depression must refrain from the use of Olanex 5 Tablet since this can cause severe adverse effects. The section on Olanex 5 Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Drug reaction of Olanex 5 Tablet with other medicines has been reported. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Olanex 5 Tablet is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



    Olanex 5 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Olanex 5 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Olanex 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 5 Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Olanex 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 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 5 Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Olanex does not damage the kidneys.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Olanex 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 5 Tablet on the Heart?


      Olanex is rarely harmful for the heart.

      Mild


    Olanex 5 Tablet Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Olanex 5 Tablet

    • Is this Olanex 5 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      No, there is no any evidence that Olanex 5 Tablet is addictive.

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


      After taking Olanex 5 Tablet you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but consume Olanex 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 5 Tablet can treat mental disorders.

      Yes

    Olanex 5 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Olanex 5 Tablet


      When consumed with certain foods, Olanex 5 Tablet may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Olanex 5 Tablet


      Consuming Olanex 5 Tablet with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Olanex 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



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    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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