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Olanzapine(10 mg)

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Olanzapine(10 mg)

Uses

Olanzapine is used to treat schizophrenia (mental illness in which individual cannot think or behave normally and often experiences delusions). It is also used to treat manic episodes in patients; to stabilize mood in patients with bipolar disorders (mental disorder that causes changes in mood, energy, and ability to function).

How it works

Olanzapine belongs to a class of medication called atypical antipsychotics. It acts changing the activity of certain chemicals in the brain.

Common side effects

Changes in menstrual cycles, Restlessness, Fever and sweating, Lactation and changes in breasts, Liver disease, Urinary incontinence, Worsening of diabetes, Weight gain, Changes in heart rhythm, Water retention in hands or feet, Drowsiness, Increased sugar in blood, Sensitivity to sunlight, Increased prolactin levels, Lack of energy, Low body temperature, Hunger, Difficulty in urination and prolonged or painful erection, Lack of coordination or jerky movements, Unusual tremors in mouth or tongue, Sexual dysfunction, Dizziness or fainting issues when standing, Inflammation in stomach, Seizures, Hair loss, Dry mouth, Increased urination, Eye spasms

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Expert advice

  • Do not take olanzapine tablet if you are allergic to olanzapine or any other ingredient in the medicine.Do not drive or operate machinery immediately after taking olanzapine as it may cause drowsiness.
  • Avoid taking olanzapine if you have mental illnesses like suicidal thoughts, depression; or suffering from fits (epilepsy), Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer disease or dementia.
  • Do not start or continue taking olanzapine, if you are suffering from diabetes; heart problems, high blood pressure or high cholesterol; breathing problems, increased pressure inside the eye that causes visual problems (glaucoma) or other eye related problems.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking olanzapine as it may cause drowsiness.

Frequently asked questions

Olanzapine

Q. Is olanzapine a narcotic/sedative/used for anxiety/addictive?
Olanzapine is not a narcotic/sedative/used for anxiety. It is used to treat schizophrenia patients who suffer from symptoms like seeing or hearing things which are actually not present. It is also used to treat manic episodes in patients. It also stabilized mood in patients with bipolar disorders. It is not generally known to be addictive.
 
Q. Is olanzapine a benzodiazepine/SSRI/MAOI? Is it like Xanax or valium?
Olanzapine is a benzodiazepine. It is not an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) or MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor). Olanzapine is not like Xanax or valium but all of them belong to the same class of medication called benzodiazepines.
 
Q. Can olanzapine be used forever? 
No drug should be used forever until specifically advised by the doctor.
 
Q. Can I take diazepam/ibuprofen/paracetamol/zopiclone/ tramadol/sertraline/citalopram/Seroquel/ Xanax with olanzapine?
Olanzapine can be taken along with Ibuprofen (pain killer)/ paracetamol (analgesic) but only under strict instructions from the doctor. Olanzapine preferably should not be taken with tramadol (opioid pain killer)/ zopiclone (insomnia treatment)/diazepam or valium (benzodiazepines)/ sertraline (anti-depressant)/ citalopram (anti-depressant)/Seroquel (anti-depressant). Drugs are known to interact with each other and cause side effects. Drugs should be taken in combination only as per the advice of the doctor.
 
Q. Does olanzapine cause weight gain/memory loss/ depression/anxiety/ hair loss/sleepiness? Does it cause increased dopamine?
Olanzapine is known to have side effects like weight gain/memory loss/ depression/anxiety/ hair loss/sleepiness. Olanzapine is not known to cause increased dopamine. Please inform the doctor immediately about the side effects observed by you.