Oliza 7.5mg Tablet 10s

Oliza 7.5mg Tablet 10s

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medicineDetail.manufacturer: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
medicineDetail.composition: Olanzapine

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Q. Can I stop taking Oliza if I am better?

You should not stop taking Oliza without consulting your doctor. This is because sudden discontinuation of the medicine may cause unpleasant side effects which include sweating, unable to sleep, tremor, anxiety or nausea, and vomiting. To avoid such effects, your doctor will reduce the dose gradually before stopping the treatment.

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Q. Can Oliza be taken during pregnancy?

Oliza should be avoided during pregnancy and should only be given if benefits outweigh the risk. Using Oliza during last 3 months of pregnancy may cause unwanted symptoms in the unborn baby. These symptoms include shaking, muscle stiffness and/or weakness, sleepiness, agitation, breathing problems, and difficulty in feeding.

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Q. Can Oliza be used for anxiety?

The treatment of anxiety with Oliza is not an approved indication. Oliza has been studied for treatment of anxiety disorders but the results have not been very convincing. However, it can be used along with anxiolytics in anxiety disorders for better results.

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Q. Does smoking or alcohol interfere with working of Oliza?

Yes, smoking interferes with working of Oliza causing an increase in its metabolism. One should avoid alcohol while taking Oliza since it may cause more drowsiness. However, if you are a smoker then your doctor may increase your dose depending on your response to treatment.

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Q. How long does it take for Oliza to kick in?

Oliza may start showing initial improvement within 1-2 week of starting. However, for full benefits it may take about 4-6 weeks. You should continue taking it and consult your doctor in case you feel that Oliza is not helping you.

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Q. Is Oliza a sleeping pill?

No, Oliza is not a sleeping pill. It belongs to the atypical antipsychotic class of medicines. It is used to treat schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions. Oliza also helps with bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder). It is a disease that causes episodes of depression, mania, and other abnormal moods.

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Q. What is the most important information that I should know about Oliza?

Oliza can cause serious side effects which include increased risk of death in elderly people who are confused, have memory loss and have lost touch with reality (dementia-related psychosis). It is important to know that it may increase blood sugar levels in diabetics and also in patients who never had diabetes. Furthermore, it may cause weight gain and high fat levels in the blood which is more common in teenagers.

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Oliza 7.5mg Tablet 10s

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Oliza 7.5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include dryness in mouth, constipation, muscle rigidity and restlessness. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions, so it is better to rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It also causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

However, this medicine may increase your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol levels but, modifying your lifestyle by having a healthy diet and exercising regularly can reduce this side effect. You should be cautious as in rare cases it may cause serious side effects like very high blood sugar levels or seizures.

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Oliza 7.5mg Tablet 10s

  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Weight gain
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Constipation
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Restlessness
  • Tremor

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Alcohol

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Oliza 7.5mg Tablet.

Pregnancy

Oliza 7.5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

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Breastfeeding

Oliza 7.5mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.

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Driving

Oliza 7.5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

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Kidney

Oliza 7.5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Oliza 7.5mg Tablet is recommended.

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Liver

Oliza 7.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Oliza 7.5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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