TOLAZ DT 10MG contain Olanzapine which belongs to a group of medicine called antipsychotics. It is used to treat schizophrenia and mania and prevent recurrence of these symptoms in patients with bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally resulting in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior that impairs daily functioning and can be disabling. Extremely elevated and excitable mood usually associated with bipolar disorder is called mania.
TOLAZ DT 10MG works by affecting the levels of chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) to improve mood, thoughts and behavior. The most common side effects are weight gain, sleepiness, increases in levels of prolactin in the blood, dizziness, restlessness, tremor, constipation, dry mouth. This medicine is strictly not recommended for use in children and adolescents under 18 years. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.
USES OF TOLAZ DT 10MG
- Treat schizophrenia, mania
- Prevent recurrence of these symptoms in patients with bipolar disorder
HOW TOLAZ DT 10MG WORKS
TOLAZ DT 10MG works by affecting the levels of chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) to improve mood, thoughts and behavior.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Always take TOLAZ DT 10MG exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with or without food. Try to take this medicine at the same time each day. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS OF TOLAZ DT 10MG
- Unusual movement (face and tongue)
- Blood clots in the veins especially in the legs (symptoms include swelling, pain, and redness in the leg), which may travel through blood vessels to the lungs causing chest pain and difficulty in breathing
- Combination of faster breathing, sweating, muscle stiffness and drowsiness
- Weight gain, sleepiness, dizziness
- Increases in levels of prolactin in the blood
- Changes in the levels of some blood cells, circulating fats and early in treatment, temporary increases in liver enzymes
- Increases in the level of sugars in the blood and urine
- Increases in levels of uric acid and creatine phosphokinase in the blood
- Feeling more hungry, restlessness
- Unusual movements
- Dry mouth
- Extreme tiredness
- Water retention leading to swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet
- Joint pain and sexual dysfunctions such as decreased libido in males and females or erectile dysfunction in males
- Lowering of normal body temperature
- Abnormal rhythms of the heart
- Sudden unexplained death
- Inflammation of the pancreas causing severe stomach pain, fever, and sickness
- Liver disease (yellowing of the skin and white parts of the eyes)
- Muscle disease presenting as unexplained aches and pains
- Prolonged or painful erection
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.
Take fibre rich foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.
Chew sugar-free gum. Control caffeine intake. Do not use mouthwashes. Sip water regularly.
Drink plenty of fluids and water. Avoid taking cold bath or showers.
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