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ELANZA PLUS TABLET

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Composition for ELANZA PLUS

Fluoxetine(NA),Olanzapine(NA)

food interaction for ELANZA PLUS

alcohol interaction for ELANZA PLUS

pregnancy interaction for ELANZA PLUS

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Elanza plus tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Elanza plus tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Elanza plus tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for ELANZA PLUS

Fluoxetine(NA)

Uses

Fluoxetine is used in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobia.

How it works

Fluoxetine works in depression by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is one of the chemical messengers in the brain that helps in regulating mood.

Common side effects

Nausea, Orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure), Pale colored skin, Panic attacks, Rash, Abnormal dreams, Abnormal liver function tests, Abnormal milk secretion from breasts, Agitation, Confusion, Altered mental state, Anxiety, Bone pain, Joint pain, Joint stiffness, Blood vessel inflammation, Blurred vision, Bruise, Convulsion, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Altered taste, Difficulty in swallowing, Eye swelling, Lip swelling, Fever, Flushing, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Gastrointestinal disturbance, Hair loss, Hallucination, Headache, Impaired thought process, Impaired concentration, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Increased sweating, Indigestion, Insomnia, Irritation, Itching, Decreased white blood cell count, Extremes of being happy or sad, Muscle stiffness, Tremor, Muscle pain, Sexual dysfunction, Skin redness, Sleepiness, Frequent urge to urinate, Vaginal bleeding, Vomiting, Weight loss, Fatigue
Olanzapine(NA)

Uses

Olanzapine is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (mental disorder in which patient interpret reality abnormally) and mania (abnormally elevated mood).

How it works

Olanzapine works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Common side effects

Altered behaviour, Absence of menstrual periods, Oligomenorrhea, Back pain, Joint pain, Pain in extremity, Abnormal breast enlargement in male, Central nervous system depression, Constipation, Decreased sexual function, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Insomnia, Restlessness, Walking difficulties, Weakness, Weight gain

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Expert advice for ELANZA PLUS

  • Take Fluoxetine as prescribed by your doctor. 
  • Do not increase or decrease the dose without consulting the doctor. 
  • You may have to take Fluoxetine at least for 1 to 4 weeks or longer before you begin to feel better. 
  • Do not discontinue the use of Fluoxetine, unless the doctor has advised you. This may increase the chances of side effects. 
  • Do not take Fluoxetine within 14 days of taking MAO-Inhibitor (antidepressant drugs), as you may develop increased blood pressure and convulsions.
  • Avoid driving after taking Fluoxetine as it may cause drowsiness, dizziness and confusion.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Fluoxetine, it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • Notify your doctor if you feel unusually agitated, irritable, or have thoughts about hurting or killing yourself.
     

Frequently asked questions for ELANZA PLUS

Fluoxetine

Q.Is fluoxetine addictive?
No, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Is fluoxetine a mono amine oxidase inhibitor?
No, fluoxetine belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

Q.Is fluoxetine a narcotic/controlled substance?
No, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Is fluoxetine safe?
Fluoxetine is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Does fluoxetine cause headache/constipation/weight gain/sleepiness/fatigue?
Headache is a side effect with the use of fluoxetine however constipation/weight gain/sleepiness/fatigue has not been reported. Patients should consult doctors regarding the possible side effects

Q.Can I take fluoxetine for anxiety?
No, it is used for the treatment of major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa and panic disorder

Q.Is fluoxetine a placebo?
No, it is an active drug belonging to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs) antidepressants

Q.Is fluoxetine a stimulant?
No, fluoxetine belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants

Q.Can I take fluoxetine with diazepam/phentermine/naproxem/ amitriptyline/ paracetamol/Nyquil/tramadol/ ibuprofen/ citalopram?
With tramadol there is an increased risk of hypertension, amitriptyline may possibly change the blood levels of fluoxetine. No clinically observed drug interaction has been reported with diazepam, phentermine, naproxen, paracetamol, Nyquil, ibuprofen and citalopram. Please consult your doctor when using concomitantly

Q.How long can I take fluoxetine?
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor.

Olanzapine

Q.Is olanzapine a narcotic/sedative/used for anxiety/addictive?
Olanzapine is not a narcotic/sedative/used for anxiety. It is used to treat schizophrenia patients who suffer from symptoms like seeing or hearing things which are actually not present. It is also used to treat manic episodes in patients. It also stabilized mood in patients with bipolar disorders. It is not generally known to be addictive

Q.Is olanzapine a benzodiazepine/SSRI/MAOI?
Olanzapine is a benzodiazepine. It is not an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) or MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor)

Q.Is it like Xanax or valium?
Olanzapine is not like Xanax or valium but all of them belong to the same class of medication called benzodiazepines

Q.Can olanzapine be used forever?
No drug should be used forever until specifically advised by the doctor

Q.Can I take diazepam/ibuprofen/paracetamol/zopiclone/ tramadol/sertraline/citalopram/Seroquel/ Xanax with olanzapine?
Olanzapine can be taken along with Ibuprofen (pain killer)/ paracetamol (analgesic) but only under strict instructions from the doctor. Olanzapine preferably should not be taken with tramadol (opioid pain killer)/ zopiclone (insomnia treatment)/diazepam or valium (benzodiazepines)/ sertraline (anti-depressant)/ citalopram (anti-depressant)/Seroquel (anti-depressant). Drugs are known to interact with each other and cause side effects. Drugs should be taken in combination only as per the advice of the doctor

Q.Does olanzapine cause weight gain/memory loss/ depression/anxiety/ hair loss/sleepiness?
Olanzapine is known to have side effects like weight gain/memory loss/ depression/anxiety/ hair loss/sleepiness

Q.Does it cause increased dopamine?
Olanzapine is not known to cause increased dopamine. Please inform the doctor immediately about the side effects observed by you.

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Content on this page was last updated on 05 June, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)