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Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia (a mental disorder that can result in hallucinations or delusions and also adversely affects a person’s ability to think and behave) and mania.

Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include dryness in mouth, constipation, muscle rigidity and restlessness. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions, so it is better to rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It also causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

However, this medicine may increase your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol levels but, modifying your lifestyle by having a healthy diet and exercising regularly can reduce this side effect. You should be cautious as in rare cases it may cause serious side effects like very high blood sugar levels or seizures.

Uses of Meltolan Tablet

Benefits of Meltolan Tablet

In Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person’s thinking ability, feelings and behavior become abnormal. Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet helps restore the chemical imbalances in the brain that are responsible for such changes. It improves thoughts, behavior and enhances the quality of life.

In Mania

Mania means extremely excited or elevated mood. Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet helps calm the mood and relax the nerves. This stabilises the mood and prevents the symptoms of mania from recurring again. Taking Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet will ensure that you have a better social life and are able to do daily activities more comfortably.

Side effects of Meltolan Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Meltolan

  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Weight gain
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Constipation
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Restlessness
  • Tremor

How to use Meltolan Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Meltolan Tablet works

Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by affecting the levels of chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) to improve mood, thoughts and behavior.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet works well in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
  • It is less likely to cause heart and movement problems as compared to other similar medicines.
  • It may take 4 to 6 weeks to see full effects on thoughts and mood. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • It may increase your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Do not stop taking Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Thienobenzodiazepine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Meltolan with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Clowil, Odis, Kamestin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Itracip, Itraspan, Itzo
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Canticid
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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I want know are meltolan 2.5 and metoz 2.5 have same salts because chemiste have me metoz instead of meltolan and I am not feeling well please help me to recover I am feeling nervous and irritated after taken metoz instead of meltolan and my taste is very bad now my ear also feeling some kind of sensation
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Meltolan is olanzapine. Check if the salt in Metoz is same. Sometimes the additives in pills are u pleasant, in which case, take the formulation that suits you. Other accepted formulations are Oleanz, Oliza, Olimelt
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Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
https://www.1mg.com/otc/himalaya-confido-tablet-otc90667One ?one tablet morning & evening after taking food , use at least 1-2 months
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FAQs

Q. Can Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet be used for anxiety?

The treatment of anxiety with Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet is not an approved indication. Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet has been studied for treatment of anxiety disorders but the results have not been very convincing. However, it can be used along with anxiolytics in anxiety disorders for better results.

Q. Is Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet a sleeping pill?

No, Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet is not a sleeping pill. It belongs to the atypical antipsychotic class of medicines. It is used to treat schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions. Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet also helps with bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder). It is a disease that causes episodes of depression, mania, and other abnormal moods.

Q. How long does it take for Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet to kick in?

Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet may start showing initial improvement within 1-2 week of starting. However, for full benefits it may take about 4-6 weeks. You should continue taking it and consult your doctor in case you feel that Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet is not helping you.

Q. What is the most important information that I should know about Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet?

Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet can cause serious side effects which include increased risk of death in elderly people who are confused, have memory loss and have lost touch with reality (dementia-related psychosis). It is important to know that it may increase blood sugar levels in diabetics and also in patients who never had diabetes. Furthermore, it may cause weight gain and high fat levels in the blood which is more common in teenagers.

Q. Can Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet be taken during pregnancy?

Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy and should only be given if benefits outweigh the risk. Using Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet during last 3 months of pregnancy may cause unwanted symptoms in the unborn baby. These symptoms include shaking, muscle stiffness and/or weakness, sleepiness, agitation, breathing problems, and difficulty in feeding.

Q. Can I stop taking Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet if I am better?

You should not stop taking Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet without consulting your doctor. This is because sudden discontinuation of the medicine may cause unpleasant side effects which include sweating, unable to sleep, tremor, anxiety or nausea, and vomiting. To avoid such effects, your doctor will reduce the dose gradually before stopping the treatment.

Q. Does smoking or alcohol interfere with working of Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet?

Yes, smoking interferes with working of Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet causing an increase in its metabolism. One should avoid alcohol while taking Meltolan RD 15mg Tablet since it may cause more drowsiness. However, if you are a smoker then your doctor may increase your dose depending on your response to treatment.

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