OLIZA 15MG contain Olanzapine which belongs to a group of medicine called antipsychotics. It is used to treat schizophrenia and mania and prevent recurrence of these symptoms in patients with bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally resulting in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior that impairs daily functioning and can be disabling. Extremely elevated and excitable mood usually associated with bipolar disorder is called mania.
OLIZA 15MG works by affecting the levels of chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) to improve mood, thoughts and behavior. The most common side effects are weight gain, sleepiness, increases in levels of prolactin in the blood, dizziness, restlessness, tremor, constipation, dry mouth. This medicine is strictly not recommended for use in children and adolescents under 18 years. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.
USES OF OLIZA 15MG
Treat schizophrenia, mania
Prevent recurrence of these symptoms in patients with bipolar disorder
HOW OLIZA 15MG WORKS
OLIZA 15MG works by affecting the levels of chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) to improve mood, thoughts and behavior.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Always take OLIZA 15MG exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with or without food. Try to take this medicine at the same time each day. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS OF OLIZA 15MG
Unusual movement (face and tongue)
Blood clots in the veins especially in the legs (symptoms include swelling, pain, and redness in the leg), which may travel through blood vessels to the lungs causing chest pain and difficulty in breathing
Combination of faster breathing, sweating, muscle stiffness and drowsiness
Weight gain, sleepiness, dizziness
Increases in levels of prolactin in the blood
Changes in the levels of some blood cells, circulating fats and early in treatment, temporary increases in liver enzymes
Increases in the level of sugars in the blood and urine
Increases in levels of uric acid and creatine phosphokinase in the blood
Feeling more hungry, restlessness
Water retention leading to swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet
Joint pain and sexual dysfunctions such as decreased libido in males and females or erectile dysfunction in males
Lowering of normal body temperature
Abnormal rhythms of the heart
Sudden unexplained death
Inflammation of the pancreas causing severe stomach pain, fever, and sickness
Liver disease (yellowing of the skin and white parts of the eyes)
Muscle disease presenting as unexplained aches and pains
Prolonged or painful erection
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.
Take fibre rich foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.
Chew sugar-free gum. Control caffeine intake. Do not use mouthwashes. Sip water regularly.
Drink plenty of fluids and water. Avoid taking cold bath or showers.
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
OLIZA 15MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
OLIZA 15MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Do not drive or operate any machine while taking this medicine since it may cause drowsiness.
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with OLIZA 15MG.
OLIZA 15MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
OLIZA 15MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take OLIZA 15MG if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Olanzapine or any other ingredients in this medicine.
OLIZA 15MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active heart diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
Tell your doctor if you have or had a condition such as,
Previously diagnosed with eye problems such as certain kinds of glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
Suffer from dementia
Unusual movements mainly of the face or tongue
Combination of fever, faster breathing, sweating, muscle stiffness and drowsiness or sleepiness
High blood sugar and high levels of fat (triglycerides and cholesterol)
Family history of blood clots
Suffer from diabetes, parkinson’s disease, seizures, prostate problems, blocked intestine (Paralytic ileus), blood disorders, stroke, or “mini” stroke (temporary symptoms of stroke)
Salt depletion (prolonged severe diarrhoea and vomiting)
Are over 65 years
Talk to your doctor if you are taking,
Medicines for parkinson’s disease
Carbamazepine (used for anti-epileptic and mood stabiliser)
Fuvoxamine (used for antidepressant)
Antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (used to treat infection)