Friday, May 20, 2011

Generic Zyprexa | Oleanz Tablets | Uses | Dosage | Side Effects

Generic Zyprexa (Olanzapine) - Active Ingredient And Chemical structure

The active ingredient contained in Zyprexa (Oleanz) is Olanzapine . The structure is shown below

Structure Of Olanzapine

Generic Forms and Brand names of Generic Zyprexa (Olanzapine)

Generic Zyprexa is available as Oleanz manufactured by SUN Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. , India is an effective treatment for for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Generic Zyprexa which has the active ingredient Olanzapine is also sold under various other brand names such as Symbyax.

Generic Zyprexa (Oleanz) - Preparations

Oleanz is available as tablets of 10 mg and 20 mg.

Generic Zyprexa (Oleanz) - Storage Requirements

Oleanz Tablets are to be stored at room temperature (15°C to 30°C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep away from children and pets.

Generic Zyprexa (Oleanz) - Uses

Generic Zyprexa in the form of Oleanz tablets is used to treat schizophrenia and Bipolar I Disorder (Manic or Mixed Episodes).

Generic Zyprexa (Oleanz) - Dosage

For the treatment of Schizophrenia in adults, the Oral Oleanz (Generic Zyprexa or Olanzapine) should be administered on a once a day with or without meals. The recommended starting dose is 5 to 10 mg, with a target dose of 10 mg/day within several days. Further dosage adjustments, if required should usually occur at a minimum intervals of not less than 1 week.

Side Effects Of Zyprexa (Oleanz)

The most common side effects of Zyprexa (Oleanz) are Dry mouth, Weight gain, Increased appetite, Dizziness, Back pain, Constipation, Speech disorder, Increased salivation, Amnesia and Paresthesia .

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