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Olanzapine

Olanzapine Information

Olanzapine Benefits & Uses

Olanzapine is used to treat the following -

Olanzapine 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.

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Ingredients of Olanzapine

Olanzapine

Olanzapine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Olanzapine is used -

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Weight gain
  3. Orthostatic Hypotension (Sudden Lowering of Blood Pressure on Standing)
  4. Euphoria
  5. Dry Mouth Mild
  6. Flatulence Mild
  7. Nausea or vomiting
  8. Tremor
  9. Restlessness
  10. Dizziness Mild
  11. Fatigue Mild
  12. Insomnia Mild
  13. Dyspepsia
  14. Diarrhoea
  15. Rhinitis

Olanzapine Related Warnings

Is the use of Olanzapine safe for pregnant women?

Olanzapine may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Olanzapine again without your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Is the use of Olanzapine safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may suffer serious consequences after taking Olanzapine. So don't take this drug without consulting your doctor first, otherwise it may be dangerous for you.

Severe

What is the effect of Olanzapine on the Kidneys?

There are no any side effects of Olanzapine for kidney.

Safe

What is the effect of Olanzapine on the Liver?

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

Mild

What is the effect of Olanzapine on the Heart?

Olanzapine has very mild side effects on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Olanzapine with Other Drugs

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

Olanzapine Contraindications

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

  1. Tardive Dyskinesia
  2. Jaundice
  3. Liver Disease
  4. Diabetes
  5. Heart Disease
  6. Depression
  7. Liver Cancer

Frequently asked Questions about Olanzapine

Is this Olanzapine habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Olanzapine is addictive.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Olanzapine you may feel sleepy. So it is not safe to undertake these activities.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Yes, but it is important to consult a doctor before taking Olanzapine.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, taking Olanzapine can treat mental disorders.

Yes

Olanzapine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Olanzapine

Taking Olanzapine with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk with your doctor about this.

Mild

Interaction between Alcohol and Olanzapine

Taking Olanzapine with alcohol can have severe harmful effects on your health.

Severe
This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

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