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Fluoxetine and Olanzapine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on May 11, 2020
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Information about Fluoxetine and Olanzapine

Generic Name : Fluoxetine and Olanzapine
Pronunciation : floo OX eh teen and oh LAN za peen
Latest prescription information about Fluoxetine and Olanzapine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y49.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antipsychotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Fluoxetine and Olanzapine

International- Symbyax.

Why is Fluoxetine and Olanzapine Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains antipsychotic and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), prescribed for depression associated with bipolar disorder.  


When should Fluoxetine and Olanzapine not be taken? (Contraindications)

It should not be co-administered with Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI), pimozide, thioridazine.

What is the dosage of Fluoxetine and Olanzapine?

PO- The recommended initial dose is 1 capsule once daily (6/25mg).

How should Fluoxetine and Olanzapine be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Fluoxetine and Olanzapine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of seizures, heart, liver or kidney disease, heart attack, stroke, blood vessel problems, high blood cholesterol, high or low blood pressure, stomach problems, bleeding disorder, enlarged prostate, increased eye pressure, neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), prolonged, painful erection, alcoholism, mental illness, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery and sit up or stand slowly while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated; otherwise may lead to heatstroke. .

Patient may develop with increased risk of suicidal thoughts; watch them carefully.

Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others.

Monitor fasting blood glucose, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, complete blood cell counts, and liver function regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Fluoxetine and Olanzapine?

   Most Common : Disturbance in attention, dry mouth, fatigue, excessive sleepiness, increased appetite, swelling in the extremities, drowsiness, tremor, blurred vision , and increased weight.
   Eye and ENT : Taste perversion.
   Gastrointestinal : Flatulence, abdominal distension and diarrhea.
   General : Fluid retention, weakness, pain, fever, chills, neck rigidity, photosensitivity reaction.
   Metabolic : Weight loss and increased appetite.
   Musculoskeletal : Connective tissue disorders, joint pain, pain in extremity, muscle stiffness.
   Central Nervous System : Lethargy, restlessness, abnormal thinking, nervousness, memory loss.
   Genitourinary : Erectile dysfunction, breast pain, irregular periods, urinary frequency, and urinary incontinence.
   Heart : Dilatation of blood vessels.
   Skin : Hair loss, dry skin, itching.

What are the other precautions for Fluoxetine and Olanzapine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Fluoxetine and Olanzapine?

Store at a room temperature between 20C to 25C
Keep in a tightly closed container
Protect from excess heat and moisture

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