OLIMELT 20MG TABLET contains Olanzapine which belongs to the group of medicines called Antipsychotics. It is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (hearing, seeing or sensing things which are not there, mistaken beliefs, unusual suspiciousness, may also feel depressed, anxious), moderate to severe manic episodes (symptoms of excitement or euphoria) and to prevent recurrence of these symptoms in patients with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder (also called manic depression) is a mental disorder characterized by alternative episodes of mania (sudden unusual and extreme sense of happiness) and depression.
Along with this treatment, your doctor might ask you to make certain lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet, regular exercise and quitting alcohol. Prior to the treatment, your doctor may want you to take several blood tests to understand your existing condition. Avoid consumption of alcohol during treatment with OLIMELT 20MG TABLET as it can make you feel drowsy.
OLIMELT 20MG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients previously diagnosed with eye problems like glaucoma or dementia in the elderly. Before taking OLIMELT 20MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you have history of blood clotting, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, prostate, intestine, heart, liver or kidney disease, diabetes, and seizures.
OLIMELT 20MG TABLET should be used with caution among women who are pregnant. Consult your doctor before taking it. OLIMELT 20MG TABLET is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women and in children less than 18 years of age. OLIMELT 20MG TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients with dementia as it can cause death. The most common side effects of taking OLIMELT 20MG TABLET are changes in the levels of some blood cells, weight gain, sleepiness and feeling dizzy.