Oleanz Plus Tablet


Introduction

Oleanz Plus Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of bipolar depression. It works by increasing the level of chemical messengers in the brain which improves mood and physical symptoms of depression.

Oleanz Plus Tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time each day. 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. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. 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 nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, dry mouth, muscle rigidity, restlessness, tremor, delayed ejaculation, anorgasmia (decreased orgasm), and low sexual desire. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. However, these are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you.

Before taking Oleanz Plus Tablet, inform your doctor if you are suffering from thyroid or kidney disease, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma, or any heart disease. You should not take this medicine if you are under the influence of alcohol or any sleep-inducing, cough, and/ or allergy medication. You should avoid alcohol while taking Oleanz Plus Tablet, as it may worsen certain side effects.

Oleanz Plus Tablet can also lead to weight gain, eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food, and exercise regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.

Uses of Oleanz Plus Tablet

  • Bipolar depression

Benefits of Oleanz Plus Tablet

In Bipolar depression

Oleanz Plus Tablet works to restore the normal balance of nerve activity in your brain. It can help prevent extreme changes in mood and help you feel less agitated. You may experience fewer episodes of low mood. It can take several weeks for this medicine to work and you may still feel low during this time. It is likely that you will take this medicine for at least six months but possibly much longer. It needs to be taken regularly to work effectively. Do not stop taking it unless your doctor advises you to. You should continue to eat well and keep fit to reduce symptoms of bipolar disorder.

Side effects of Oleanz Plus 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 Plus

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Weight gain
  • Sleepiness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Restlessness
  • Tremor
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm)
  • Low sexual desire

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

How Oleanz Plus Tablet works

Oleanz Plus Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Fluoxetine and Olanzapine. They work by increasing the activity of certain chemicals called serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine in the brain. These chemicals help relieve the symptoms of bipolar depression.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Oleanz Plus Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Oleanz Plus 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Oleanz Plus 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 Plus Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Oleanz Plus Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Oleanz Plus Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Oleanz Plus Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Oleanz Plus Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Oleanz Plus Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Oleanz Plus Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Oleanz Plus Tablet for the treatment of bipolar disorder with depression.
  • Take it in the evening as it can make you feel sleepy.
  • It may take 4 to 6 weeks to experience the full benefits of the medication.
  • Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause increase in weight, blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides (fat). Eat healthy and exercise regularly.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.

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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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References

  1. Medscape. Fluoxetine+Olanzapine. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Fluoxetine+Olanzapine. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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