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Olixar 55mg

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Everest Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic: Olanzapine
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Olixar 5.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olixar 5 may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developin... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olixar 5 is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
DrivingDriving
UNSAFE
Olixar 5 may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
KidneyKidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Olixar 5 is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Olixar 5 is recommended.
LiverLiver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Olixar 5 is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Olixar 5 may not be needed in t... View More
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Olixar 5 is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia (a mental disorder that can result in hallucinations or delusions and also ad... View More

Uses of Olixar 5

  • Schizophrenia
  • Mania

Side effects of Olixar 5

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Weight gain
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Constipation
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Restlessness
  • Tremor

How to use Olixar 5

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Olixar 5 may be taken with... View More

How Olixar 5 works

Olixar 5 is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by affecting the levels of chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) to improve mood, thoughts and be... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • Olixar 5 works well in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
  • It is less likely to cause heart and movement problems as compared to other similar medicines.
  • It may take 4 to 6 weeks to see full effects on thoughts and mood. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Olixar 5 can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • It may increase your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Do not stop taking Olixar 5 without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Agitation, Mania

Administration

May be taken with or without food.

Adult Dose

Oral Schizophrenia Adult: 5-10 mg/day initially; if necessary, may be titrated upward in increments of 5 mg/day at intervals >1 week Maintenance: 10-... View More

Child Dose

Oral Bipolar I Disorder (Manic or Mixed Episodes) <13 years: Safety and efficacy not established 13-17 years: 2.5-5 mg/day PO initially; target dosag... View More

Renal Dose

Renal impairment: Initial: 5 mg daily.

Contraindication

Angle-closure glaucoma; lactation. IM: History of CVS disease, heart surgery.

Mode of Action

Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic with affinity for serotonin 5-HT2A/2C, dopamine, muscarinic M1-M5, histamine H1 and adrenergic alpha1 receptors.... View More

Precaution

Patient w/ cerebrovascular disease or conditions predisposing to hypotension, benign prostatic hyperplasia, paralytic ileus, DM, Parkinson's disease, hi... View More

Side Effect

>10% Orthostatic hypotension (>20%),Weight gain, dose dependent (5-40%),Hypertriglyceridemia (<39%),Hypercholesterolemia (<39%),Somnolence, dose depend... View More

Interaction

Olanzapine may antagonise the effects of levodopa and dopamine agonists. Drugs that induce CYP1A2 or glucuronyl transferase enzymes e.g. omeprazole and ... View More

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More