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Drug Information for OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet 10's

What is OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet used for?

OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet is used for the treatment of mental conditions, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet work?

OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called anti-psychotics. This drug acts by inhibiting certain receptors in the brain, which results in relieving positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia.

How to take OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet tablets with or without food.

If you miss a dose of OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet, take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet include the following:

  • Severe drowsiness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Seizures
  • Uncontrolled muscle movements
  • Confusion
  • Aggression

You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet?

Drugs that interact with OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet include the following:

  • Bupropion
  • Chlordiazepoxide
  • Clozapine
  • Fentanyl
  • Hydrocodone
  • Lorazepam
  • Metrizamide
  • Morphine
  • Naltrexone
  • Pentazocine
  • Topiramate
  • Tramadol
  • Zonisamide

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet:

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Constipation
  • Weight gain
  • Increased appetite
  • Dry mouth

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Diabetes
  • Decreased heartbeat
  • Mental/mood alterations
  • Yellow skin/eyes
  • Numbness in feet/arms
  • Abdominal pain
  • Trouble urinating
  • Difficulty in swallowing

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet during breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Be cautious while taking OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet if you have stomach or intestinal diseases.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.

You are advised not to take OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet if:

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of diabetes, seizures, liver problems, difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, dementia, seizures, heart disease or trouble breathing.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked questions about OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet

  1. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet?
  2. Yes, it is advised to monitor your blood glucose levels and complete blood picture regularly while taking OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet medication.

  3. How should OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet be stored?
  4. OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet should be stored at room temperature (15 – 30OC). Protect from light, heat, and moisture.

  5. Can I take OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet medication to treat dementia?
  6. No. OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet is not prescribed to treat dementia. Please consult your doctor for appropriate medication in case of dementia.  

  7. What are the contraindications of OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet?
  8. OLANEX 2.5mg Tablet is contraindicated in patients with glaucoma.


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