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Oleanz 7.5 Tablet

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

Oleanz 7.5 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.

Oleanz 7.5 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 Oleanz Tablet

Benefits of Oleanz Tablet

In Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person’s thinking ability, feelings and behavior become abnormal. Oleanz 7.5 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. Oleanz 7.5 Tablet helps calm the mood and relax the nerves. This stabilises the mood and prevents the symptoms of mania from recurring again. Taking Oleanz 7.5 Tablet will ensure that you have a better social life and are able to do daily activities more comfortably.

Side effects of Oleanz 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 Oleanz

  • 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 Oleanz 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. Oleanz 7.5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Oleanz Tablet works

Oleanz 7.5 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 Oleanz 7.5 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Oleanz 7.5 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
Oleanz 7.5 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
Oleanz 7.5 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
Oleanz 7.5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Oleanz 7.5 Tablet is recommended.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Oleanz 7.5 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Oleanz 7.5 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Oleanz 7.5 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 Oleanz 7.5 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 Oleanz 7.5 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 Oleanz 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): EF Z, Rocflu, Welcon
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Canticid
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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My father has parkinson's disease from last 12 year. In last 2012 he got severe pneumonia and has been admitted in AIIMS .He was treated with various antibiotics.he came out but got bed ridden after that.From last few year he just sit on his own. he is currently taking bexol 1mg three times, syndopa 125 plus 3 times, ropark XL 3 times.now from few year he got hallucination and cound not sleep in night and constantly talking in night(Some Nights not always).During his stay in AIIMS Dr. prescribed quetiapine 12.5 mg which he is not currently taking.please advice some medicien so that he atleast can sleep at night.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
Start Oleanz 2.5 mg at nite
How to control alcoholic halogination
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
Try oleanz 2.5 mg bd
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Q. Can Oleanz 7.5 Tablet be used for anxiety?

The treatment of anxiety with Oleanz 7.5 Tablet is not an approved indication. Oleanz 7.5 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 Oleanz 7.5 Tablet a sleeping pill?

No, Oleanz 7.5 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. Oleanz 7.5 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 Oleanz 7.5 Tablet to kick in?

Oleanz 7.5 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 Oleanz 7.5 Tablet is not helping you.

Q. What is the most important information that I should know about Oleanz 7.5 Tablet?

Oleanz 7.5 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 Oleanz 7.5 Tablet be taken during pregnancy?

Oleanz 7.5 Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy and should only be given if benefits outweigh the risk. Using Oleanz 7.5 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 Oleanz 7.5 Tablet if I am better?

You should not stop taking Oleanz 7.5 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 Oleanz 7.5 Tablet?

Yes, smoking interferes with working of Oleanz 7.5 Tablet causing an increase in its metabolism. One should avoid alcohol while taking Oleanz 7.5 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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Country of Origin: India

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