Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD

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    Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD Information

    Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Schizophrenia are some of its major therapeutic uses. Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The optimal dosage of Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

    Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    It is also important to note that Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD has a Moderate effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD related warnings section.

    Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Tardive Dyskinesia, Depression are examples of such conditions. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD contraindications section.

    Additionally, Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



    Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD Benefits & Uses

    Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD 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

    Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD safe for pregnant women?


      Olimelt can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Olimelt right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

      Moderate
    • Is the use of Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD safe during breastfeeding?


      Olimelt 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 Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD on the Kidneys?


      There are no side effects of Olimelt on the kidneys.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD on the Liver?


      Olimelt is rarely harmful for the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD on the Heart?


      Olimelt has very mild side effects on the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD with Other Drugs

    Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Moderate



    Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD

    • Is this Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD habit forming or addictive?


      Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD is not addictive in nature.

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


      No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD as you may feel sleepy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


      Yes, in many cases, taking Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD can help with mental disorders.

      Yes

    Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD


      Some foods when eaten with Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD


      Taking Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Olimelt 2.5 Tablet MD

    Question over 4 years ago

    Is Olimelt a benzo?

    Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

    Yes, Olimelt is a derivative of benzodiazepines (sedatives). It is an antipsychotic drug that belongs to the class of drug known as a thiobenzodiazepine.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Does Olimelt treat anxiety?

    Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

    Yes, Olimelt may be helpful for treating anxiety in those individuals who do not respond to conventional therapy. However, this drug is only approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, Bipolar I Disorder (manic or mixed episodes) and to control the agitation associated with schizophrenia and mania.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Olimelt help with OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder)?

    Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS , General Surgery

    Yes, Olimelt might help with OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) in those patients who are unresponsive to the conventional treatment. Scientific data suggests that it might improve the mood symptoms in the treatment of unresponsive OCD patients.

    Question about 5 years ago

    How long can I safely take Olimelt?

    Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

    Take Olimelt as directed by your doctor. Do not take this medicine longer than prescribed by your doctor to avoid unpleasant side effects.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Olimelt cause drowsiness?

    Dr. Ramraj MBBS , Other

    Yes, Olimelt 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



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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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