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    Fluoxetine + Olanzapine

    Information about Fluoxetine + Olanzapine

    Fluoxetine + olanzapine uses

    Fluoxetine+Olanzapine is used in the treatment of bipolar depression. It refers to the "lows," or depressive phase, of bipolar disorder.

    How fluoxetine + olanzapine works

    This 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.

    Common side effects of fluoxetine + olanzapine

    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
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    Written By
    Dr. Swati Mishra
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    18 Feb 2020 | 05:24 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Fluoxetine + Olanzapine

    • You have been prescribed Fluoxetine + Olanzapine 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.