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Olitabs F 20 mg/5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Olitabs F 20 mg/5 mg 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.

Olitabs F 20 mg/5 mg 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 Olitabs F 20 mg/5 mg 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 Olitabs F 20 mg/5 mg Tablet, as it may worsen certain side effects.

Olitabs F 20 mg/5 mg 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 Olitabs F Tablet

  • Bipolar depression

Side effects of Olitabs F 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 Olitabs F

  • 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 Olitabs F 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. Olitabs F 20 mg/5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Olitabs F Tablet works

Olitabs F 20 mg/5 mg 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 Olitabs F 20 mg/5 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olitabs F 20 mg/5 mg 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
Olitabs F 20 mg/5 mg 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
Olitabs F 20 mg/5 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Olitabs F 20 mg/5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Olitabs F 20 mg/5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Olitabs F 20 mg/5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Olitabs F 20 mg/5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Olitabs F 20 mg/5 mg Tablet
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Olitabs F 20 mg/5 mg 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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Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. To take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
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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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