Olanz 10 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Olanz Tablet
Olanz 10 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania.
Olanz 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 Olanz 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. Olanz 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Olanz Tablet works
Olanz 10 mg Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by affecting the levels of chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) to improve mood, thoughts and behavior.
Olanz Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Olanz 10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Olanz 10 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
Olanz 10 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
Olanz 10 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Olanz 10 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Olanz 10 mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
Olanz 10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Olanz 10 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

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  • 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 Olanz 10 mg Tablet. For the first week, avoid activities that require you to be alert.
  • Olanz 10 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 Olanz 10 mg Tablet.
  • Avoid cigarette smoking as it can decrease Olanz 10 mg Tablet blood levels.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Olanz with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Olanz

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Is schizophrenia a major disorder. My psychiatrist prescribed me with sizodon 10 and soltus 50
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Schizophrenia is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by fear, odd experiences and distorted thought pattern. Treatment is with antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Coping with a mental disorder as serious as schizophrenia can be challenging, both for the person with the condition and for friends and family. Here are some ways to cope: 1. Learn about schizophrenia. Education about the disorder can help motivate the person with the disease to stick to the treatment plan. Education can help friends and family understand the disorder and be more compassionate with the person who has it. 2. Join a support group. Support groups for people with schizophrenia can help them reach out to others facing similar challenges. Support groups may also help family and friends cope. 3. Stay focused on goals. Managing schizophrenia is an ongoing process. Keeping treatment goals in mind can help the person with schizophrenia stay motivated. Help your loved one remember to take responsibility for managing the illness and working toward goals. 4. Ask about social services assistance. These services may be able to assist with affordable counselling services, job placements and other daily activities. 5. Learn relaxation and stress management. The person with schizophrenia and loved ones may benefit from stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga or tai chi. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
Suffering from schizophrenia since last 40yrs controlled on risdone plus and resizing plus alternate daysAnd traizzine s not resizing plus
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Schzophrenia is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by fear, odd experiences and distorted thought pattern. Treatment is with antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Regular follow up with psychiatrist is essential for monitoring side effects and response.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 16th Jul 2018.
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