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Revised: 4/2018

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
OLANZAPINE TABLETS 2.5mg "OHARA"
 Active ingredient:
Olanzapine
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 7.1 mm, thickness: 3.4 mm
 Print on wrapping:
オランザピン2.5 mg「オーハラ」, Olanzapine2.5 mg「OHARA」

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on the receptors for neurotransmitters in the brain and controls the balance of these substances.
This medicine improves symptoms such as hallucination/delusion, as well as strong anxiety and irritation, and stabilizes mood.
It is usually used to treat schizophrenia and improve manic symptoms and depressive symptoms in bipolar disorder.
Besides these, this medicine is used in case of gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea and vomiting) associated with chemotherapy medicine (such as cisplatin) for cancer.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you are in a coma.
    If you have or have a medical history of diabetes mellitus.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For schizophrenia: In general, for adults, start with 2 to 4 tablets (5 to 10 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day. Take 4 tablets (10 mg) once a day as the maintenance dose. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age/symptoms, but the maximum daily dose is 8 tablets (20 mg).
    For improvement of manic symptoms in bipolar disorder: In general, for adults, start with 4 tablets (10 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age/symptoms, but the maximum daily dose is 8 tablets (20 mg).
    For improvement of depressive symptoms in bipolar disorder: In general, for adults, start with 2 tablets (5 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day. Then, the dosage will be increased to 4 tablets (10 mg), once a day before bedtime in any case. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age/symptoms, but the maximum daily dose is 8 tablets (20 mg).
    For gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea and vomiting) associated with chemotherapy medicine (such as cisplatin) for cancer: In general, for adults, take 2 tablets (5 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day in combination with other antiemetics. The dosage may be increased according to your condition. However, the daily dosage is up to 4 tablets (10 mg).
    In any case, strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • The medicine may cause drowsiness, dizziness, dizziness on standing up, light headedness and decreased attention/concentration/reflex movement. Avoid working at heights or operating dangerous machinery, such as driving a car.
  • Pay attention that alcohol (drinking) may intensify medicinal effects.
  • Pay attention that smoking may diminish medicinal effects.
  • The medicine may cause increased body weight. If your body weight starts to increase, consult with your doctor or pharmacist, and improve your diet and exercise.
  • Patients in a depressive state with bipolar disorder may show behavioral changes such as suicidal ideation/aggression due to the nature of this disease. Therefore, you and your family members should keep close contact with your doctor.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include increased body weight, somnolence, insomnia, constipation, akathisia (unable to keep still), excessive appetite, dry mouth and malaise. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • dry mouth, excessive fluid intake, polyuria [hyperglycemia, diabetic acidosis, diabetic coma]
  • lassitude, malaise, cold sweat [hypoglycemia]
  • acute fever, fast pulse, muscle stiffness [malignant syndrome]
  • muscle pain, lassitude, reddish brown urine  [rhabdomyolysis]
  • fever, sore throat, muscle pain [agranulocytosis, decreased white blood cell]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask your pharmacy or medical institution on how to discard the remainder.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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