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Uses of Meltolan Products

Olanzapine is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania.

Meltolan Products side effects


Side Effects of Meltolan are Sleepiness, Weight gain, Increased prolactin level in blood, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Dizziness, Dryness in mouth, Constipation, Restlessness, Tremor, Muscle stiffness.

How Meltolan Products work

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

Patient Concerns about Meltolan Products

Frequently asked questions about Meltolan Products

Frequently asked questions about Olanzapine

Q. Can Meltolan 20mg Tablet be used for anxiety?
The treatment of anxiety with Meltolan 20mg Tablet is not an approved indication. Meltolan 20mg Tablet 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 Meltolan 20mg Tablet a sleeping pill?
No, Meltolan 20mg Tablet 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. Meltolan 20mg Tablet 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 Meltolan 20mg Tablet to kick in?
Meltolan 20mg Tablet 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 Meltolan 20mg Tablet is not helping you.
Q. What is the most important information that I should know about Meltolan 20mg Tablet?
Meltolan 20mg Tablet 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 Meltolan 20mg Tablet be taken during pregnancy?
Meltolan 20mg Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy and should only be given if benefits outweigh the risk. Using Meltolan 20mg Tablet 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 Meltolan 20mg Tablet if I am better?
You should not stop taking Meltolan 20mg Tablet 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 Meltolan 20mg Tablet?
Yes, smoking interferes with working of Meltolan 20mg Tablet causing an increase in its metabolism. One should avoid alcohol while taking Meltolan 20mg Tablet 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.

Products for Meltolan

Meltolan 20mg Tablet
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Meltolan RD 2.5mg Tablet
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