Olimelt 20 Tablet

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    Olimelt 20 Tablet Information

    Olimelt 20 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Schizophrenia. Olimelt 20 Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The optimal dosage of Olimelt 20 Tablet 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. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    While these are the most often observed Olimelt 20 Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Olimelt 20 Tablet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

    Olimelt 20 Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Severe while nursing. In addition, Olimelt 20 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Olimelt 20 Tablet related warnings section.

    Olimelt 20 Tablet is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Tardive Dyskinesia, Depression as it can result in adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Olimelt 20 Tablet are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Besides this, Olimelt 20 Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Olimelt 20 Tablet is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



    Olimelt 20 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Olimelt 20 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Olimelt 20 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

    Olimelt 20 Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Olimelt 20 Tablet 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 20 Tablet 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 20 Tablet on the Kidneys?


      There are no side effects of Olimelt on the kidneys.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Olimelt 20 Tablet on the Liver?


      Olimelt is rarely harmful for the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Olimelt 20 Tablet on the Heart?


      Olimelt has very mild side effects on the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Olimelt 20 Tablet with Other Drugs

    Olimelt 20 Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Moderate



    Olimelt 20 Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Olimelt 20 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Olimelt 20 Tablet

    • Is this Olimelt 20 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Olimelt 20 Tablet 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 20 Tablet as you may feel sleepy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Olimelt 20 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, in many cases, taking Olimelt 20 Tablet can help with mental disorders.

      Yes

    Olimelt 20 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Olimelt 20 Tablet


      Some foods when eaten with Olimelt 20 Tablet can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Olimelt 20 Tablet


      Taking Olimelt 20 Tablet with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Olimelt 20 Tablet

    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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