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This medication is a well-known drug used for the corrective treatment of neuro-psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia. Co Olanzapine ODT is also used for correcting mental disorders like acute mania or bipolar disorder, to be specific. This drug can also be coupled up with both divalproex and lithium, for combination therapy. Co Olanzapine ODT is a nascent member of the anti-psychotic group of drugs that affects the human psyche. Already an established choice of physicians and sufferers, Co Olanzapine ODT balances the chemicals naturally found in human brain to stabilize the agonizing symptoms of a schizophrenic. The popularity of this drug has increased in the recent times due to its better and faster actions in controlling and lessening symptoms like delusions, apathy, hallucinations, social alienation over traditional anti-psychotics drugs. Co Olanzapine ODT, is however, effective in treating other disorders as well.
It is always advisable to consult your physician before taking the drug. Special care needs to be taken if you have problems pertaining to the liver or heart. Also ask your doctor whether it will be judicious or not to take this drug if you have chronic diseases like epilepsy, diabetes, enlarged prostrate, glaucoma or phenylketonuria syndromes. Listed in category C of FDA pregnancy, it is difficult to say for sure whether this drug is safe during pregnancy or not. So it is always better to consult a physician if anyone wants to use this drug during pre natal or breast-feeding stage.
Because of its nerve soothing factors, Co Olanzapine ODT sometimes may cause dizziness and hamper judgment, thinking, and motor skills. It can also interfere with body temperature regulation. So it is better to be very careful while driving. New users of Co Olanzapine ODT may experience a condition called Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome. The normally found symptoms of this condition are high fever, muscle rigidity, irregular pulse or blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, excessive perspiration, and changes in heart rhythm. Don't delay to see a doctor if any of these symptoms appear. Use of Co Olanzapine ODT in case of elderly women involves a risk of developing Tardive dyskinesia. This condition involves slow, rhythmical, involuntary movements. This problem, though more found in women, also surfaces in older adults. The use of this drug should be immediately stopped if any such symptom appears. Co Olanzapine ODT is also not advisable for children having phenylketonuria syndrome.
Co Olanzapine ODT may not work in harmony if you are already using any of the following drugs:
Levodopa (Sinemet, Larodopa, Atamet, Stalevo)
The most prominent side effects of the drug Co Olanzapine ODT include dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, fatigue, constipation, upset stomach, increased appetite, or mild trembling, weight gain etc. Consulting a physician is the best way out in such cases as there are tested alternatives to correct such side effects.
Co Olanzapine ODT can also give birth to serious side effects like severe abdominal pain, abnormal gait, irritation, anxiety, back pain, behavior problems, blood in urine, blurred vision, chest pain, cough, dehydration, fluctuating blood pressure, eye problems, feeling of well-being, fever, headache, hostility, indigestion, inflammation of the nasal passages and throat, insomnia, joint pain, movement disorders, muscle rigidity, nausea, nervousness, pain in arms and legs, rapid heartbeat, restlessness, abnormal dreams. Cases with decreased sex drive, dental pain, breathing trouble, emotional instability, involuntary movement, joint stiffness, menstrual irregularities, sleepiness, suicide attempts, sweating, swelling of arms and legs, thirst, twitching, urinary problems, vaginal infection, vomiting after usage of Co Olanzapine ODT are also abundant.
Cases with side effects like black bowel movements, stomach upset, abnormal ejaculation, bleeding, blood clots, breast pain, bone pain, breast growth in males, burping, chills, congestive heart failure, difficulty swallowing, dry eyes, dry skin, ear pain, change in taste sensation, enlarged abdomen, fever, hair loss, hangover feeling, heart attack, inability to control bowel movements, migraine, mouth sores, neck pain, neck rigidity, osteoporosis, pallor, rash, rectal bleeding, rheumatoid arthritis, ringing in the ears, sensitivity to light, stroke, sudden death, swelling of face, swollen gums, yeast infection are rare but cannot be ruled out. It is advisable to see a doctor if any such symptom appears.
There is no denying the fact that Co Olanzapine ODT is a wonder drug. But to be on the safer side it is always better to consult a physician and be sure about what is the right dose for you. So far no serious cases of Co Olanzapine ODT overdose has been found. Overdose of the drug may not be detrimental to your existence but it can always cause fatal disorders. The symptoms of overdose generally include drowsiness and haltered speech. As soon as you feel that an overdose has been taken by mistake rush to a doctor for the corrective measures.
On the other hand, a missed dose of Co Olanzapine ODT does not cause harmful damages. But as soon as you notice that a dose is missed take the missed dose. But if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, just skip the earlier dose and take the scheduled one. Remember, a wonder drug can cause fatal effects if taken without care.
Always follow the doctor's prescription for the right usage guideline. Normally Co Olanzapine ODT tablets should be taken in with a full glass of water. Usually taken once a day, Co Olanzapine ODT can be taken with or without food. Co Olanzapine ODT is also available in an injectable form. For the right dose always consult your physician. Don't stop using this drug without consulting your physician.
If the doctor suggests certain regular diagnostic check up or blood tests for evaluating the progress and side effects of the drug, don't ignore doing that. Also to get the best results don't forget to store Co Olanzapine ODT at room temperature and keep away from moisture and heat.
Depending on the reaction of the Co Olanzapine ODT after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Co Olanzapine ODT not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Co Olanzapine ODT addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
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The information was verified by Dr. Rachana Salvi, MD Pharmacology