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Oliza Injection

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Overview

Introduction

Oliza Injection 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.

Oliza Injection is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional. 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 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 injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), dryness in mouth, constipation, joint pain and insomnia (difficulty sleeping). 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. Thus, regular monitoring of blood sugar levels can be useful to avoid such effects.

Uses of Oliza Powder for Injection

Side effects of Oliza Powder for Injection

Common
  • 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
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Oliza Powder for Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Oliza Powder for Injection works

Oliza Injection 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 Oliza Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Oliza Injection 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
Oliza Injection 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
Oliza Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Oliza Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Oliza Injection is recommended.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Oliza Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Oliza Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Oliza Injection 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 Oliza Injection 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 Oliza Injection without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Oliza 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

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I don't like the other's talk and in house become angry when my children shouting. I find angryness in my nature. When any dispute with others i don't forgot for 2-3 day and thoughts continuing during sleep. So When i get up in morning i find distribute my self. Please guide
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
Start tab oliza 2.5 mg bd
What is the usage of oliza 5 mg
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Should be prescribed by Neuro or psychaitrist
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FAQs

Q. Can Oliza be used for anxiety?

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

No, Oliza 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. Oliza also helps with bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder). It is a disease that causes episodes of depression, mania, and other abnormal moods.

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

Oliza 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 Oliza be taken during pregnancy?

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

You should not stop taking Oliza 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 Oliza?

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

Q. Is Oliza injection dangerous?

When Oliza injection is given, the medicine is usually released slowly over a period of time. However, in some cases, it may be released quickly which can cause Post-injection Delirium Sedation Syndrome (PDSS) as a serious side effect, which most likely occurs within the first three hours of injection. Therefore, you will be required to be in hospital for at least 3 hours after Oliza injection.

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