Olanzapine

 

Brand: Arkolamyl, Zalasta, Zyprexa

Application: Reducing the symptoms of schizophrenia and mania (mania) - preventing severe mood swings in bipolar disorder

 

 

 

Olanzapine Drug Information | Olanzapine

Contraindications to olanzapine Olanzapine

Drug Interaction Olanzapine | Olanzapine

Tips to consider before taking olanzapine

Possible side effects of olanzapine Olanzapine

How to store olanzapine | Olanzapine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olanzapine Drug Information | Olanzapine

Medication Information: Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that causes unusual thoughts, and abnormal beliefs and behaviors. Olanzapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia and other similar mental disorders. These symptoms include hearing, seeing, and feeling things that are illusory. These people are also highly skeptical. Olanzapine balances brain chemicals. This drug is available both long-acting and fast-acting. Long-acting versions are prescribed every few weeks and do not require daily reminders.

 

Contraindications to olanzapine Olanzapine

  • Pay attention to the expiration date of olanzapine and do not take it if it has expired.
  • Never give olanzapine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Do not take more olanzapine than your doctor prescribes.
  • Check for drug interactions with olanzapine and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.

 

Drug Interaction Olanzapine | Olanzapine

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Olanzapine may interact with metoclopramide.

If medications or sleeping pills such as alcohol, certain antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), sleeping pills or anxiety medications (such as alprazolam, lorazepam and zolpidem), painkillers such as painkillers and muscle painkillers ( If you are taking codeine and hydrocodone, be sure to tell your doctor.

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or colds and cough medicines) because most of their ingredients cause drowsiness. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about taking these medicines.

 

Tips to consider before taking olanzapine

Some medications can not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking olanzapine:

  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • If you have any cardiovascular problems.
  • If you have liver, kidney or prostate problems.
  • If you have diabetes, depression, Parkinson's or epilepsy.
  • If you have bone marrow problems.
  • If you have gastrointestinal obstruction.
  • If you have jaundice.
  • If you have pheochromocytoma.
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have ever been allergic to any medication.

 

Possible side effects of olanzapine Olanzapine

All medications, along with their positive effects, can cause unwanted side effects in the body. However, these complications do not occur in all people. Over time, your body will adjust to the new medication and these symptoms will go away, but if the following symptoms persist or become painful, consult your doctor.

  • Drowsiness, dizziness: In this situation, avoid driving and working with tools.
  • Constipation: Drink plenty of water and eat a healthy diet that includes vegetables and fruits.
  • Dry mouth: Use sugar-free gum.
  • Increased appetite and weight, unusual movements, tremors, hives, fatigue and weakness, decreased libido, decreased libido: Consult your doctor if any of these are bothersome.

Important Note: See your doctor immediately if you have any flu-like symptoms, including muscle cramps, fever, confusion, palpitations, and sweating. See a doctor as soon as possible if you notice any abnormal movements in your face and body or feel restless. Tell your doctor if you notice any other symptoms that you think may be due to olanzapine.

 

How to store olanzapine | Olanzapine

  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
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