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OLANEX F 20 MG/5 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR OLANEX F

Fluoxetine(20 mg),Olanzapine(5 mg)

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Olanex f 20 mg/5 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Olanex f 20 mg/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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Olanex f 20 mg/5 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR OLANEX F

Fluoxetine(20 mg)

Uses

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

How it works

Fluoxetine increase the levels of serotonin in the brain and treats depression. Serotonin is one of the chemical messengers in the brain that helps in regulating the mood.

Common side effects

Headache, Dizziness, Blurred vision, Decreased libido, Insomnia, Vomiting, Ejaculation disorder, Nausea, Abnormal dreams, Fatigue, Anxiety, Chills, Diarrhoea, Decreased appetite, Erectile dysfunction, Nervousness, Sleep disorder, Restlessness
Olanzapine(5 mg)

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

Common side effects

Rash, Joint pain, Headache, Dizziness, Fainting, Back pain, Blurred vision, Increased appetite, Increased heart rate, Pain in extremity, Breast enlargement in male, Insomnia, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Weakness, Altered behaviour, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Dry mouth, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Extra pyramidal symptom, Loss of appetite, Central nervous system depression, Upper respiratory tract infection, Dyspepsia, Decreased white blood cell count, Parkinsonism, Weight gain, Absence of menstrual periods, Fatigue, Fever, Akathisia, Anxiety, Oligomenorrhea, Increased liver enzymes, Increased blood pressure, Rhinitis, Cough, Dystonia, Altered taste, Drowsiness, Decreased sexual function, Urinary retention, Increased saliva production, Respiratory tract infection, Ecg changes, Constipation, Urinary incontinence, Restlessness, Abnormal vision, Skin reaction, Tremor, Walking difficulties, Seizure

COMMON DOSAGE FOR OLANEX F 20 MG/5 MG TABLET

Patients taking OLANEX F 20 MG/5 MG TABLET

  • 80%
    Once A Day
  • 20%
    Thrice A week

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Expert advice FOR OLANEX F

  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Fluoxetine, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The risk of dependence is minimal with the Fluoxetine.
  • The most common side effect seen with Fluoxetine is nausea, vomiting followed by diarrhea. On long-term use, the patient might develop sexual side effects, but they are reversible.
  • Do not discontinue or increase/decrease the dose without consulting the doctor.
  • You may have to take Fluoxetine at least for 2 to 3 weeks or longer before you begin to feel better.
  • Notify your doctor if you feel unusually agitated, irritable, or have thoughts about hurting or killing yourself.
     
  • Fluoxetine should be taken preferably during the day to keep the mood alleviated during the day.
  • During the treatment initially signs of anxiety may be seen in some patients.
     

Frequently asked questions FOR OLANEX F

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

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

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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

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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)

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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

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

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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

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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

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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 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)