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Oleanz RT 5 Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Oleanz RT Tablet

Oleanz RT 5 Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It can also be used to treat depression and bipolar disorders. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Oleanz RT 5 Tablet is taken by mouth with food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain 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 doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes dryness in mouth, constipation, joint pain, and insomnia (difficulty in sleeping). Initially, this medicine may cause sudden drop in the 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 doing exercise 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 RT Tablet

Oleanz RT 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 Oleanz RT 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 RT 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Oleanz RT Tablet works

Oleanz RT 5 Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by affecting the levels of chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) to improve mood, thoughts and behavior.

Oleanz RT Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Oleanz RT 5 Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Oleanz RT 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Oleanz RT 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 RT 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 RT 5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Oleanz RT 5 Tablet is recommended.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Oleanz RT 5 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Oleanz RT 5 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Oleanz RT 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 RT 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 RT 5 Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Oleanz RT 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 Oleanz RT

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I have Schizophrenia, want buy oleanz 10mg 200tablets, can you give me a precription to my email [email protected] am from hongkong, I have friend live in india, so I want buy medicine from 1mg.com, but It need prescription,
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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.
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FAQs

Q. Can Oleanz RT be used for anxiety?

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

No, Oleanz RT 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 RT 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 RT to kick in?

Oleanz RT 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 RT is not helping you.

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

Oleanz RT 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 RT be taken during pregnancy?

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

You should not stop taking Oleanz RT 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 RT?

Yes, smoking interferes with working of Oleanz RT causing an increase in its metabolism. One should avoid alcohol while taking Oleanz RT 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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