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Published: 6/2016

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 Fine Granule 1%"DSEP"
 Active ingredient:
Olanzapine
 Dosage form:
slightly yellow fine granule
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on intracerebral neurotransmitter receptors and by controlling the neurotransmitter, it improves the confusion of signal transduction system.It is usually used to treat schizophrenia and to improve manic/depressive symptoms in bipolar disorder.

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 the patient is in a coma.
  • If you have: diabetes mellitus including, having a history of it.
  • 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 0.5 to 1g (5 to 10mg of the active ingredient) once a day. The maintenance dosage is 1g (10mg) once a day, but it may be adjusted according to your age and symptoms. However, the daily dosage should not exceed 2g (20mg).
    For improvement of manic symptoms in bipolar disorder: In general, for adults, start taking 1g (10mg of the active ingredient) once a day. The maintenance dosage may be adjusted according to your age and symptoms. However,daily dosage should not exceed 2g (20mg).
    For improvement of depressive symptoms in bipolar disorder: In general, for adults, start taking 0.5g (5mg of the active ingredient) once a day, and then the dosage is increased to 1g (10mg of the active ingredient) once a day, at bedtime in either case. The dosage may be adjusted according to your age and symptoms. However, the daily dosage should not exceed 2g (20mg).
    In either case, strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you missed a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue 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

  • Because a change of behavior such as suicidal ideation, the aggressiveness may appear from characteristics of disease itself with the depressive state in the bipolar disorder, the patients and family, please contact a physician closely.
  • The medicine may cause weight gain. If you feel an increasing in your body weight, check with your doctor/pharmacist, then take action(s) for weight control such as improvement of dietary balance and exercising.
  • The medicine may cause sleepiness, and lacks of attention, concentration and/or reflex action ability. Do not work at heights or operate machinery with potential risk such as driving a car.
  • Please be careful by drinking liquor because an effect of the medicine may become strong.
  • Please be careful by smoking because an effect of the medicine may become weak.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include excitement, weight increase, somnolence, insomnia, anxiety, constipation, akathisia (state of restlessness), increased appetite, thirstiness 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.
  • thirstiness, polydipsia, polyuria [hyperglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetic coma]
  • lassitude, malaise, cold sweat [hypoglycemia]
  • rapid fever, frequent pulse, muscle rigidity [neuroleptic malignant syndrome]
  • muscle pain, lassitude, red urine [rhabdomyolysis]
  • fever, sore throat, muscle pain [agranulocytosis, leucopenia]
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 the pharmacy or medical facility how to discard them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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