Olexa

Cipla Ltd

Composition for Olexa Products

Olexa Products are primarily used for

About Olexa Products

Uses of Olexa Products

Olanzapine is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania.

Olexa Products side effects

Common

Side Effects of Olexa 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 Olexa 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 Olexa Products

Frequently asked questions about Olexa Products

Frequently asked questions about Olanzapine

Q. Can Olexa 10mg Tablet be used for anxiety?
The treatment of anxiety with Olexa 10mg Tablet is not an approved indication. Olexa 10mg 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 Olexa 10mg Tablet a sleeping pill?
No, Olexa 10mg 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. Olexa 10mg 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 Olexa 10mg Tablet to kick in?
Olexa 10mg 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 Olexa 10mg Tablet is not helping you.
Q. What is the most important information that I should know about Olexa 10mg Tablet?
Olexa 10mg 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 Olexa 10mg Tablet be taken during pregnancy?
Olexa 10mg Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy and should only be given if benefits outweigh the risk. Using Olexa 10mg 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 Olexa 10mg Tablet if I am better?
You should not stop taking Olexa 10mg 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 Olexa 10mg Tablet?
Yes, smoking interferes with working of Olexa 10mg Tablet causing an increase in its metabolism. One should avoid alcohol while taking Olexa 10mg 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 Olexa

Olexa 10mg Tablet
strip of 10 tablets
Cipla Ltd
MRP
48.21
Not Available
Olexa 5mg Tablet
strip of 10 tablets
Cipla Ltd
MRP
24.88
Not Available
Olexa 2.5mg Tablet
strip of 10 tablets
Cipla Ltd
MRP
15.4
Not Available
Olexa 7.5mg Tablet
strip of 10 tablets
Cipla Ltd
MRP
36.67
Not Available

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