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Oleanz 2.5mg Tablet

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Olanzapine(2.5 Mg)
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Medical Description

Oleanz 2.5mg Tab contains Olanzapine which is an antipsychotic.

Uses of Oleanz 2.5mg Tab

It is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.

Contraindications of Oleanz 2.5mg Tab

  • If you are allergic to this medicine or any of the ingredients of this medicine
  • If you have a history of increased pressure in the eyes (glaucoma)

Side effects of Oleanz 2.5mg Tab

  • Weight gain
  • Excessive sleep
  • Feeling dizzy when getting up from lying or sitting position
  • Increased levels of prolactin in the blood
  • Unusual movement of face or tongue
  • Feeling of restlessness (akathisia)
  • Dizziness
  • Increase in liver enzymes, increase in sugar in blood and urine
  • Feeling of hungriness
  • Dry mouth
  • Swelling of hands, ankles, feet
  • Joint pain
  • Constipation
  • Loss of strength
  • Decreased libido in males and females

Precautions and Warnings of Oleanz 2.5mg Tab


Can I take Oleanz 2.5mg Tab during pregnancy?
  • It is not recommended to take this medicine if you are pregnant
  • If a woman is taking this medicine in the last trimester of pregnancy, then the baby may have shivering, weakness, sleepiness, breathing and feeding difficulties

Breast Feeding

Can I take Oleanz 2.5mg Tab while breastfeeding?
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding as Olanzapine passes into breast milk and may harm your baby. It is advised not to breastfeed your child when you are taking this medicine.


Can I drive if I have consumed Oleanz 2.5mg Tab?
This medicine is known to cause sleepiness and dizziness, hence driving or operating machines should be avoided while you are taking this medicine.


Can I consume alcohol with Oleanz 2.5mg Tab?
It is advised to avoid alcohol consumption along with this medicine as it may worsen the side effects like sleepiness or dizziness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of fits
  • You are an old aged person and have loss of memory
  • You experience unusual movements of face or tongue
  • You may experience weight gain, monitor your weight regularly, seek dietician's help
  • You may experience high blood sugar level and high level of cholesterol and regular blood tests are needed to keep a check on these
  • You have a family history of blood clots (This medicine is known to cause blood clots)
  • You are suffering from stroke
  • You have a blockage in your intestine
  • You are suffering from the prostate problem (frequent urination, burning sensation during urination, etc.)
  • You are suffering from blood disorders, heart disease, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, liver or kidney disease

Mode of Action of Oleanz 2.5mg Tab

How Does It Work?

Olanzapine helps in restoring the chemical balance of various chemical substances in the brain which may cause mental illness.

Directions for Use of Oleanz 2.5mg Tab

Swallow the whole tablet with water or as prescribed by your physician.

Interactions of Oleanz 2.5mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines used to treat anxiety or make you sleep
  • Medicine used to treat fungal infection like Ketoconazole
  • Medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease
  • Medicines used to treat fits like Carbamazepine
  • Medicines used to treat depression (antidepressant) like Fluvoxamine
  • Medicines used to treat infections (antibiotic) like Ciprofloxacin

Interactions with food items

Olanzapine may be taken with or without food.

Storage and disposal of Oleanz 2.5mg Tab

  • Store at room temperature (below 30°C)
  • Keep out of reach of children and protect it from light and moisture

Dosage of Oleanz 2.5mg Tab


  • Symptoms of overdose include rapid heartbeat, aggressiveness, unusual movements (of face or tongue), reduced level of consciousness, confusion, fits, sweating, drowsiness, muscle stiffness, slowing of
    breathing rate, high or low blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythm
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  • Seek emergency medical attention if you happen to take more of this medicine

Missed a Dose

  • If you missed any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember
  • If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one

Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is Oleanz 2.5mg Tab a sleeping aid?

A: Oleanz 2.5mg Tab is typically used as a medicine for schizophrenia. It is not prescribed for insomnia.

Q: Does Oleanz 2.5mg Tab work straight away?

A: No, the medicine will not work immediately. You will generally feel its effects in a short while; however, it can take many weeks as well.

Q: Can I stop taking Olanzapine on my own?

A: No, do not stop this medicine on your own. If your doctor considers it necessary, then he/ she may decrease the dose of the medicine gradually before stopping it. If you stop it suddenly, then you may experience sweating, tremor, nausea, vomiting.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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