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Meltolan RD 2.5 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Meltolan Tablet

Meltolan RD 2.5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania.

Meltolan Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Weight gain
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Constipation
  • Muscle rigidity
  • 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 2.5 mg 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 2.5 mg Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by affecting the levels of chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) to improve mood, thoughts and behavior.

Meltolan Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Meltolan RD 2.5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Meltolan RD 2.5 mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Meltolan RD 2.5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Meltolan RD 2.5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Meltolan RD 2.5 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Meltolan RD 2.5 mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
Meltolan RD 2.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Meltolan RD 2.5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Meltolan RD 2.5 mg Tablet
₹2.5/Tablet
Oleanz 2.5 Tablet
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹3.1/Tablet
24% costlier
Oliza 2.5 Tablet
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹3.2/Tablet
28% costlier
Olanex 2.5 Tablet
Eris Lifesciences Pvt Ltd
₹2.9/Tablet
16% costlier
Olan 2.5 Tablet
Micro Labs Ltd
₹2.95/Tablet
18% costlier
Olay 2.5 Tablet
Talent India
₹2.88/Tablet
15% costlier

Expert Advice

  • Works well in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, including difficult cases.
  • Allow at least 4 to 6 weeks to see full effects on thoughts and mood.
  • You may feel dizziness and drowsiness when you start taking Meltolan RD 2.5 mg Tablet. For the first week, avoid activities that require you to be alert.
  • Meltolan RD 2.5 mg Tablet may cause weight gain, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any unusual thoughts or behavior, inability to control muscle movements, or fever and excess sweating.
  • Elderly people with dementia shouldn't take Meltolan RD 2.5 mg Tablet.
  • Avoid cigarette smoking as it can decrease Meltolan RD 2.5 mg Tablet blood levels.

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): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Adflox, Limaflox, Gatifa
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Valkid
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Gametop
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Meltolan

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Dear sir I am 17 years old having height of 174 centimetre and weight of 54 kg. I eat normally 44 chapatis and a little bit of rice please help me in making my health condition a bit good
Dr. Megha Mukhija
Dietician
Hi PATIENT confirm the no. Of chappati you have mentioned. Thanks Megha Mukhija Health Mania
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 recoverI 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
Psychiatrist
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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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
MRP
25
10 tablets in 1 strip
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