Oleanz 10 Tablet

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Oleanz 10 Tablet Information

Oleanz 10 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Schizophrenia. The alternative uses of Oleanz 10 Tablet have also been explained below.

The correct dosage of Oleanz 10 Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Oleanz 10 Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Oleanz 10 Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Oleanz 10 Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Severe while nursing. Further, the section on Oleanz 10 Tablet related warnings talks about Oleanz 10 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Tardive Dyskinesia, Depression must refrain from the use of Oleanz 10 Tablet since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other contraindications of Oleanz 10 Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug reaction of Oleanz 10 Tablet with other medicines has been reported. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Oleanz 10 Tablet is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Oleanz 10 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Oleanz 10 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Oleanz 10 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Schizophrenia
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dosage range: 5 - 20 mg/day
Geriatric
  • Disease: Schizophrenia
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dosage range: 5 - 10 mg/day
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Schizophrenia
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dosage range: 5 - 10 mg/day

Oleanz 10 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Oleanz 10 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Oleanz may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Oleanz again without your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Oleanz 10 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Oleanz should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Oleanz 10 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Oleanz is not harmful for kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Oleanz 10 Tablet on the Liver?


    Side effects of Oleanz rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Oleanz 10 Tablet on the Heart?


    Oleanz has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Oleanz 10 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Oleanz 10 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Oleanz 10 Tablet

  • Is this Oleanz 10 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Oleanz 10 Tablet has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Oleanz 10 Tablet. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Oleanz 10 Tablet should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Yes, Oleanz 10 Tablet is useful in treating mental disorders.

    Yes

Oleanz 10 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Oleanz 10 Tablet


    Taking Oleanz 10 Tablet with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Oleanz 10 Tablet


    Taking alcohol with Oleanz 10 Tablet can be dangerous.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Oleanz 10 Tablet

Question over 4 years ago

Does Oleanz treat schizophrenia?

Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

Yes, Oleanz is used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It helps in improving thoughts, stabilizing mood, and behavior in schizophrenia.

Question about 5 years ago

How does Oleanz work?

Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

Oleanz contains olanzapine which is presumed to work by affecting the concentration of some chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin neurotransmitter) in the brain which helps in improving thoughts, stabilizing mood, and behavior.

Question about 4 years ago

Can I take Oleanz and Celexa together?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, you can take Oleanz and celexa (citalopram) together. No clinically significant drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug along with celexa then do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

Question about 5 years ago

Can Oleanz cause weight gain

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Oleanz may cause weight gain. It is a common side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause of weight gain is not known but it is presumed that it occurs due to increased food intake caused by increased appetite. Hence you are advised to keep monitoring your weight from time to time and exercise daily to maintain a healthy weight.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Oleanz cause drowsiness?

Dr. Ramraj MBBS , Other

Yes, Oleanz may cause drowsiness or sedation. It is a common side effect of this drug. It occurs because this drug affects the levels of chemical messengers in your brain. You are advised not to drive any vehicle or operate heavy machinery after taking this drug to avoid accidents



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

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US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Zyprexa (olanzapine)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Zyprexa Intramuscular (olanzapine)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Zyprexa Relprevv (olanzapine)

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