Zyprexa Olanzapine. Dosage, Side Effects, Interactions
ZYPREXA contains the active substance Olanzapine. ZYPREXA belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics and is used to treat the following conditions:
Schizophrenia, a disease with symptoms such as hearing, seeing or feeling things that are not there, mistaken beliefs, unusual suspiciousness and withdrawal from the world. Patients with this condition may also feel depressed, anxious, or tense.
Moderate to severe manic episodes, a condition with symptoms such as excitement and elation.
ZYPREXA has been shown to prevent the return of these symptoms in patients with bipolar disorder whose manic episodes have responded to olanzapine treatment.
Dosage of Zyprexa
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Your doctor will tell you how many ZYPREXA tablets to take and for how long. The daily dose of ZYPREXA is between 5 mg and 20 mg . If your symptoms come back, talk to your doctor. However, do not stop taking ZYPREXA unless your doctor tells you to.
You should take your ZYPREXA tablets once a day as directed by your doctor. Try to take the tablets at the same time each day. It doesn’t matter if you take these with or without food. ZYPREXA coated tablets are for oral use. Please swallow ZYPREXA tablets whole with water.
If you take more ZYPREXA than you should
Patients who took more ZYPREXA than they should have had the following symptoms: fast heartbeat, agitation/aggressive behavior, speech disturbances, unusual movements (especially of the face or tongue) and decreased consciousness. Other symptoms may include: sudden confusion, seizures (epilepsy), coma, a combination of fever, faster breathing, sweating, muscle stiffness and lightheadedness or sleepiness, slow breathing, aspiration, high or low blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms. Please notify your doctor or hospital immediately if you have any of the symptoms listed above. Show the doctor your pack of tablets.
If you forget to take ZYPREXA
Take your pills as soon as you remember. Do not take the prescribed dose twice in one day.
If you stop taking ZYPREXA
Don’t stop taking it just because you feel better. It is important that you continue to take ZYPREXA tablets for as long as your doctor recommends.
If you suddenly stop taking ZYPREXA you may experience symptoms such as sweating, insomnia, tremors, anxiety, or nausea and vomiting. Your doctor may suggest that you gradually reduce the dose before stopping treatment.
If you have any further questions on the use of the medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Side effects of Zyprexa
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Tell your doctor right away if you have:
unusual movements (a common side effect that may affect up to 1 in 10 people), especially of the face or tongue;
Blood clots in the veins (an uncommon side effect that may affect up to 1 in 100 people), particularly in the legs (with swelling, pain and redness in the legs) which may travel through the bloodstream to the lungs and cause chest pain and can cause difficulty breathing. If you notice any of these symptoms, please seek medical advice immediately;
A combination of fever, faster breathing, sweating, muscle stiffness, drowsiness or sleepiness (the frequency of this side effect cannot be estimated from the available data).
The most common side effects (may affect more than 1 in 10 people) are weight gain, sleepiness and increases in blood prolactin levels. At the beginning of treatment, some patients may feel dizzy or faint (with a slow pulse), especially when getting up from a lying or sitting position. This usually goes away on its own. If not, please tell your doctor.
Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people) are changes in the levels of some blood cells and fats in the blood and increased liver function tests at the start of treatment; increase in sugar levels in the blood and urine; increase in blood levels of uric acid and creatinine phosphokinase (CK); increased feeling of hunger; Dizziness; Restlessness; Tremble; unusual movements (dyskinesia); Constipation; dry mouth; rash; Weakness; severe fatigue; water retention causing swelling of hands, ankles or feet; Fever; joint pain; and sexual dysfunctions such as decreased sex drive in both men and women or erectile dysfunction in men.
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people) are hypersensitivity ( e.g.swelling in the mouth and throat, itching, rash); development or worsening of diabetes, sometimes associated with ketoacidosis (ketone bodies in the blood and urine) or coma; Seizures, more likely if you have a history of seizure disorders (epilepsy); muscle stiffness or spasms (including spasms); restless legs syndrome; speech disorders; Stutter; slow heartbeat; sensitivity to sunlight; nosebleeds; bloated abdomen; increased salivation; memory loss or forgetfulness; urinary incontinence; inability to urinate; hair loss; Absence or decrease in menstrual bleeding and changes in the breasts in both men and women such as abnormal production of milk or enlargement.
Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people) are decrease in normal body temperature; cardiac arrhythmia; sudden unexplained death; inflammation of the pancreas causing severe stomach pain, fever and nausea; liver disease with yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes; Muscular disorder presenting as unexplained pain and prolonged and/or painful erection.
Very rare side effects are allergic reactions such as drug rash with elevations in eosinophilic granulocytes and other systemic symptoms (DRESS). DRESS starts with flu-like symptoms and a rash on the face, followed by a spreading rash, high temperature, enlarged lymph nodes, increased liver function tests and an increase in a type of white blood cell (eosinophilia) which can be seen in blood tests.
Elderly patients with dementia may experience stroke, pneumonia, urinary incontinence, falls, extreme tiredness, visual hallucinations, increased body temperature, flushing of the skin, and difficulty walking when taking olanzapine. A few related deaths have been reported in this particular patient population.
In patients with Parkinson’s disease, ZYPREXA may worsen symptoms.
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