Olimelt 15 Tablet

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Olimelt 15 Tablet Information

Olimelt 15 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Schizophrenia. Secondary and off-label uses of Olimelt 15 Tablet have also been mentioned below.

The correct dosage of Olimelt 15 Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Olimelt 15 Tablet can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Olimelt 15 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.

In addition, Olimelt 15 Tablet's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Olimelt 15 Tablet has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Olimelt 15 Tablet related warnings section.

Olimelt 15 Tablet is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Tardive Dyskinesia, Depression as it can result in adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Olimelt 15 Tablet contraindications section.

Drug reaction of Olimelt 15 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 Olimelt 15 Tablet is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Olimelt 15 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Olimelt 15 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Olimelt 15 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

Olimelt 15 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Olimelt 15 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


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

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Olimelt 15 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Olimelt 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 Olimelt 15 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    There are no side effects of Olimelt on the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Olimelt 15 Tablet on the Liver?


    Olimelt is rarely harmful for the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Olimelt 15 Tablet on the Heart?


    Olimelt has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Olimelt 15 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Olimelt 15 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Olimelt 15 Tablet

  • Is this Olimelt 15 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Olimelt 15 Tablet is not addictive in nature.

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


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Olimelt 15 Tablet as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Olimelt 15 Tablet should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


    Yes, in many cases, taking Olimelt 15 Tablet can help with mental disorders.

    Yes

Olimelt 15 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Olimelt 15 Tablet


    Some foods when eaten with Olimelt 15 Tablet can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Olimelt 15 Tablet


    Taking Olimelt 15 Tablet with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Olimelt 15 Tablet

Question over 4 years ago

Is Olimelt a benzo?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Yes, Olimelt is a derivative of benzodiazepines (sedatives). It is an antipsychotic drug that belongs to the class of drug known as a thiobenzodiazepine.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Olimelt treat anxiety?

Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

Yes, Olimelt may be helpful for treating anxiety in those individuals who do not respond to conventional therapy. However, this drug is only approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, Bipolar I Disorder (manic or mixed episodes) and to control the agitation associated with schizophrenia and mania.

Question over 4 years ago

Can Olimelt help with OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder)?

Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS , General Surgery

Yes, Olimelt might help with OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) in those patients who are unresponsive to the conventional treatment. Scientific data suggests that it might improve the mood symptoms in the treatment of unresponsive OCD patients.

Question over 5 years ago

How long can I safely take Olimelt?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Take Olimelt as directed by your doctor. Do not take this medicine longer than prescribed by your doctor to avoid unpleasant side effects.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Olimelt cause drowsiness?

Dr. Ramraj MBBS , Other

Yes, Olimelt 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



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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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