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What is Generic for Olanzapine–Fluoxetine used for?

Olanzapine–Fluoxetine is a combination medication used to treat depression. It is composed of Olanzapine (an antipsychotic drug) and Fluoxetine (an antidepressant), which treats depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder as well as treatment-resistant depression. Olanzapine–Fluoxetine works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.

What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Olanzapine–Fluoxetine?

The dosage of Olanzapine–Fluoxetine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Olanzapine–Fluoxetine can be taken with or without food.

What if you miss a dose of Generic for Olanzapine–Fluoxetine?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Olanzapine–Fluoxetine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Generic for Olanzapine–Fluoxetine?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Olanzapine–Fluoxetine, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Generic for Olanzapine–Fluoxetine?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Olanzapine–Fluoxetine.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Olanzapine–Fluoxetine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Olanzapine–Fluoxetine can interact with MAO inhibitors, blood thinners, and blood pressure medications.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Generic for Olanzapine–Fluoxetine?

Like other medicines, Olanzapine–Fluoxetine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Olanzapine–Fluoxetine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Olanzapine–Fluoxetine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Olanzapine–Fluoxetine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Olanzapine–Fluoxetine can cause side effects such as sore throat, dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, diarrhea, trouble sleeping, and weight gain. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Olanzapine–Fluoxetine.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Olanzapine–Fluoxetine?

Is it possible for me to take Olanzapine–Fluoxetine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Olanzapine–Fluoxetine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Olanzapine–Fluoxetine?
How will Olanzapine–Fluoxetine work in my body?
How should Olanzapine–Fluoxetine be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Olanzapine–Fluoxetine drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Olanzapine–Fluoxetine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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