Olazin

Olazin

olanzapine

Manufacturer:

Pharmathen

Distributor:

JF Draf
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Olanzapine
Indications/Uses
Management of schizophrenia. Moderate to severe mania associated w/ bipolar disorder.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Schizophrenia Initially 10 mg daily as single dose at intervals not <24 hr to w/in the range of 5-20 mg daily. Treatment of acute mixed or manic episodes in bipolar disorder Initially 10-15 mg daily as monotherapy or 10 mg in combination therapy, may be adjusted in increments or decrements of 5 mg if necessary at intervals of not <24 hr to a dose between 5 & 20 mg daily. Prevention of recurrence in patient whose manic episodes have responded previously to olanzapine Initially 10 mg daily. Elderly (female) or non-smokers Initially 5 mg daily. Hepatic or renal impairment Initially 5 mg daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Cerebrovascular disease or conditions predisposing to hypotension; benign prostatic hyperplasia or paralytic ileus; Parkinson's disease; hepatic impairment, history of blood dyscrasias, bone marrow depression or myeloproliferative disease. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Hyperprolactinemia. Increased appetite, dizziness; elevated plasma glucose, triglyceride & liver enzyme values; eosinophilia, edema, orthostatic hypotension & mild transient antimuscarinic effects eg, constipation & dry mouth.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
N05AH03 - olanzapine ; Belongs to the class of diazepines, oxazepines and thiazepines antipsychotics
Presentation/Packing
Form
Olazin FC tab 5 mg
Packing/Price
28's
Form
Olazin FC tab 10 mg
Packing/Price
28's
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