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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 OD Tablets 5mg "MEIJI"
 Active ingredient:
Olanzapine
 Dosage form:
yellow tablet, diameter: 8.0 mm, thickness: 3.4 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(Face) オランザピンOD5mg「明治」, オランザピンOD, OD, 5mg, meiji (Back) OLANZAPINE OD5mg「MEIJI」, オランザピンOD「明治」, 5mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on receptors of neurotransmitters in the brain to adjust and maintain their balance.
It is usually used to improve symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, strong anxiety or irritated feeling and stabilizes mood. It is also used to improve manic symptoms such as uncontrollable behaviors or elevation of mood and depressive symptoms such as depressed mood in bipolar disorders.
Besides these, this medicine is used to treat gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea and vomit) associated with anticancer drugs such as cisplatin.

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 state.
    If you have or have a 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))
  • Schizophrenia: In general, for adults, start taking 1 to 2 tablets (5 to 10 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day. The dosage may be maintained at 2 tablets (10 mg) at a time, once a day, and may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. The maximum daily dose is 4 tablets (20 mg).
    For improvement of manic symptoms in bipolar disorders: In general, for adults, start taking 2 tablets (10 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. The maximum daily dose is 4 tablets (20 mg).
    For improvement of depressive symptoms in bipolar disorders: In general, for adults, start taking 1 tablet (5 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day. The dosage may then be increased to 2 tablets (10 mg) at a time, once a day. Take each dose at bedtime. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. The maximum daily dose is 4 tablets (20 mg).
    For gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea and vomit) associated with anticancer drugs (such as cisplatin): In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (5 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day in combination with other antiemetics. The dosage may be increased according to the condition. The maximum daily dose is 2 tablets (10 mg).
    In any case, strictly follow the instructions.
  • You may take this medicine with saliva after dissolving it in your mouth or with water. However, do not take the tablet without water when you are lying down.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. 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

  • This medicine may cause sleepiness, dizziness, dizziness on standing up, light headedness and depression of attentiveness/concentration/reflexive motor function. Avoid working at heights or operating dangerous machinery such as driving a car.
  • Pay attention that drinking alcohol may intensify medicinal or medical effects.
  • Pay attention that smoking may lessen medicinal or medical effects.
  • This medicine may cause increased body weight. If you start gaining weight, consult with your doctor or pharmacist and take measures such as improving your diet or exercising.
  • When in a depressed state in bipolar disorders, you may experience behavioral changes such as suicidal ideation or aggression due to characteristics of the disease itself. 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, sleeplessness, constipation, akathisia (being impossible to stay still) and increased appetite. 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, excessive urination [hyperglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetic coma]
  • lassitude, malaise, cold sweat [hypoglycemia]
  • acute onset of fever, fast pulse, muscle stiffness [neuroleptic malignant syndrome]
  • muscle pain, lassitude, red-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 reach of children. Store away from light, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Seek advice of your pharmacy or medical institution about proper disposal of the unused medicines.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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