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Oleanz 5mg Tablet

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Olanzapine(5.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-PSYCHOTICS

Medical Description

Oleanz 5mg tablet is an antipsychotic medicine containing olanzapine as an active ingredient. Oleanz 5mg tablet is used to treat schizophrenia in adults. It is a condition that affects a person's abil...
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uses

Uses of Oleanz 5 MG

Oleanz 5mg tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia in adults.
contraindications

Contraindications of Oleanz 5 MG

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

Side effects of Oleanz 5 MG

  • Weight gain
  • Excessive sleep
  • Dizziness
  • Unusual movement of face or tongue
  • Feeling of restlessness
  • Increase appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Joint pain
  • Constipation
  • Loss of strength
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Oleanz 5 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Oleanz 5mg tablet during pregnancy?
A:
  • It is not recommended to take this medicine if you are pregnant due to a lack of information.
  • 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.
  • If you are planning a pregnancy or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Oleanz 5mg tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Olanzapine passes into breast milk and may harm your baby. It is advised not to breastfeed your child when you are taking this medicine.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Oleanz 5mg tablet?
A:
This medicine is known to cause sleepiness and dizziness, hence driving or operating machines should be avoided while you are taking this medicine.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Oleanz 5mg tablet?
A:
It is advised to avoid alcohol consumption along with this medicine as it may worsen the side effects like sleepiness or dizziness.
otherGeneralWarnings

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.
  • 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.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Oleanz 5 MG

How Does It Work?

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

Directions for Use of Oleanz 5 MG

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

Interactions of Oleanz 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Oleanz 5mg tablet works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • In particular, if you are taking anti-infectives or medicines for the brain-related disorder.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Oleanz 5 MG

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

Dosage of Oleanz 5 MG

Overdose

  • 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...
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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 dos...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Oleanz 5mg tablet a sleeping aid?

A: Oleanz 5mg tablet is typically used as a medicine for schizophrenia. It is not prescribed for insomnia.

Q: Does Oleanz 5mg tablet 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.

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ContainsOlanzapine(5.0 Mg)
UsesSchizophrenia
Side effectsWeight gain, sleepiness, increase appetite, dizziness
Last Updated on: 30 Aug 2021 | 07:03 PM (IST)
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