Details of Olanzapine Salt (Generic Drug)
Olanzapine is an antipsychotic medication that affects chemicals in the brain. Olanzapine is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression) in adults and children who are at least 13 years old. Olanzapine is sometimes used together with other antipsychotic medications or antidepressants. Olanzapine is not approved for use in psychotic conditions related to dementia. Olanzapine may increase the risk of death in older adults with dementia-related conditions. Long-term use of olanzapine can cause a serious movement disorder that may not be reversible. To make sure olanzapine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have liver disease heart disease, high or low blood pressure a history of low white blood cell (WBC) counts high cholesterol or triglycerides a history of heart failure, heart attack, or stroke a history of breast cancer seizures or epilepsy diabetes an enlarged prostate or difficulty urinating bowel problems or narrow-angle glaucoma. Taking antipsychotic medication during the last 3 months of pregnancy may cause problems in the newborn.
Olanzapine is used to treat certain mental/mood conditions (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder). It may also be used in combination with other medication to treat depression. This medication can help to decrease hallucinations and help you to think more clearly and positively about yourself, feel less agitated, and take a more active part in everyday life. Olanzapine belongs to a class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics. It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain. This medication may also be used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer drug treatment (chemotherapy).
Common olanzapine side effects may include uncontrolled muscle movements in your face (chewing, lip smacking, frowning, tongue movement, blinking or eye movement) trouble speaking or swallowing swelling in your hands or feet confusion, unusual thoughts or behaviour, hallucinations, or thoughts about hurting yourself sudden weakness or ill feeling, fever, chills, sore throat, swollen gums, painful mouth sores, pain when swallowing, skin sores, cold or flu symptoms, cough signs of dehydration-feeling very thirsty or hot, being unable to urinate, heavy sweating, or hot and dry skin liver problems-upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-coloured stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) high blood sugar-increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odour, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss or severe nervous system reaction-very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, feeling like you might pass out.
- Olanzapine+propoxyphene- Using propoxyphene together with olanzapine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. You should take propoxyphene exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take larger doses or use the drug more frequently than prescribed.
- Olanzapine+tramadol- Tramadol may rarely cause seizures, and combining it with other medications that can also cause seizures such as olanzapine may increase that risk. The interaction may be more likely if you are elderly, undergoing alcohol or drug withdrawal, have a history of seizures, or have a condition affecting the central nervous system such as a brain tumour or head trauma.
- Olanzapine+bupropion- Bupropion may rarely cause seizures, and combining it with other medications that can also cause seizures such as olanzapine may increase that risk. The interaction may be more likely if you are elderly, undergoing alcohol or drug withdrawal, have a history of seizures, or have a condition affecting the central nervous system such as a brain tumour or head trauma.
- Olanzapine+clozapine- Clozapine may occasionally cause serious cardiovascular side effects such as low blood pressure and cardiac or respiratory arrest, and combining it with other medications that can also have these effects such as olanzapine may increase the risk. Cardiovascular side effects are most likely to occur at the beginning of treatment, following a dose increase, or when treatment is restarted after a
Mechanism of action
Olanzapine belongs to a class of medication called atypical antipsychotics. It acts changing the activity of certain chemicals in the brain.
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