Medicine Overview of Olanzapik Tablet
Sleepiness, Weight gain, Increased prolactin level in blood, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing).
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. Olanzapik 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Olanzapik 5mg Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.
In Depth Information on Olanzapik Tablet
- Do not take olanzapine tablet if you are allergic to olanzapine or any other ingredient in the medicine.Do not drive or operate machinery immediately after taking olanzapine as it may cause drowsiness.
- Avoid taking olanzapine if you have mental illnesses like suicidal thoughts, depression; or suffering from fits (epilepsy), Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer disease or dementia.
- Do not start or continue taking olanzapine, if you are suffering from diabetes; heart problems, high blood pressure or high cholesterol; breathing problems, increased pressure inside the eye that causes visual problems (glaucoma) or other eye related problems.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking olanzapine as it may cause drowsiness.
Olanzapik Tablet related warnings
Olanzapik 5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Olanzapik 5mg 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.
Olanzapik 5mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Olanzapik 5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Olanzapik 5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Olanzapik 5mg Tablet is recommended.
Olanzapik 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Olanzapik 5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Olanzapik interacts with these medicines
Taking Olanzapik with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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