ALONZAP. 5 mg. 28 tablets
ALONZAP. 5 mg. 28 tablets
ALONZAP WHAT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR ?
Alonzap 5 mg film-coated tablets
One tablet contains 5 mg olanzapine.
Alonzap 10 mg film-coated tablets
One tablet contains 10 mg olanzapine.
Alonzap belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics.
Alonzap is used to treat a disease with symptoms such as hearing , seeing or feeling non-existent , mistaken beliefs , suspiciousness , becoming withdrawn . People with this disease may feel depressed , anxious or tense .
Alonzap can be used to treat conditions that occur with symptoms such as feeling elated mood , excessive amounts of energy , needing much less sleep than usual, talking very quickly with racing ideas and sometimes severe irritability. Alonzap has mood stabilizing functions and prevents the onset of disability , high and low ( depressed) extremes of mood associated with this condition.
2 . BEFORE YOU TAKE ALONZAP
Do not take Alonzap if:
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive ) to olanzapine or any of the ingredients of Alonzap . An allergic reaction may be recognized by a rash , itching, swelling of the face , ear swelling or shortness of breath . If this happens , contact your doctor ;
• If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma . Take special care with Alonzap if:
• Medicines of this type may cause unusual movements mainly of the face and tongue. If this happens after you have taken Alonzap , tell your doctor ;
• Very rarely, medicines of this type cause a combination of fever, faster breathing , sweating , muscle cramps , and drowsiness or insomnia. If this happens after you drank Alonzap tell your doctor ;
• Not recommended for use Alonzap in elderly patients with dementia , as may occur serious adverse reactions.
If you suffer from any of the following illnesses tell your doctor as soon as possible :
• Diabetes ;
• Heart disease ;
• Liver or kidney disease ;
• Parkinson's disease ;
• Epilepsy ;
• prostate problems ;
• Paralytic ileus ( bowel obstruction ) ;
• Blood disorders ;
• Stroke or "mini" stroke.
If you suffer from dementia , you or the person who you / your relative should tell your doctor if you have ever had a stroke or " mini " stroke .
As a routine precaution, if you are aged over 65 , your blood pressure should be monitored by your doctor.
Taking other medicines
Taking other medicines while you are prescribed treatment with Alonzap is permissible only if your doctor has allowed this . You may feel sleepy Alonzap if taken in combination with antidepressants, anxiolytics ( means of overcoming fear and anxiety ) or tranquilizers ( sedatives ) .
Tell your doctor if you are taking fluvoxamine ( an antidepressant ), or ciprofloxacin (an antibiotic) , as it may be require dose adjustment Alonzap .
Please tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines , even if they are obtained without a prescription. Especially tell your doctor if you are taking medicines to treat Parkinson's disease.
Use of Alonzap with food and drink
Do not drink alcohol if you are taking Alonzap as Alonzap and alcohol together can cause drowsiness .
Pregnancy and lactation
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine . Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy . You should not take this medicine if you are pregnant unless you have discussed this problem with your doctor. You should not take Alonzap during while breastfeeding , because small amounts may pass into breast milk.
Driving and using machines
There is a danger to feel dizzy when taking Alonzap . If this happens do not drive or operate machinery. Tell your doctor.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Alonzap
Alonzap tablets contain lactose. If you have been told you have an intolerance to some sugars , tell your doctor before taking this medicine .
3 . HOW TO TAKE ALONZAP ?
Always take Alonzap exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you are unsure , check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Your doctor will tell you how many tablets Alonzap to take and how long to take them. The daily dose of Alonzap is between 5 and 20 mg. Consult your doctor if your symptoms recur , but do not stop taking Alonzap until your doctor tells you to do so.
On a doctor you should not take Alonzap daily. Try to take your tablets at the same time of day. The drug may be taken with or without food . Alonzap film-coated tablets are intended for oral administration . Alonzap tablets should be swallowed whole with water.
Do not stop taking your tablets just because you feel better. It is important to continue taking Alonzap as long as your doctor recommends .
Alonzap is not intended for patients aged under 18 years.
If you take more dose Alonzap
Patients who received a higher dose Alonzap than necessary , have experienced the following symptoms: rapid heartbeat , agitation / aggressiveness, problems with speech , unusual movements ( especially of the face or tongue) and reduced attention. Other symptoms may be : acute confusion , seizures ( epilepsy) , coma , a combination of fever, faster breathing , sweating, muscle stiffness and drowsiness or sleepiness, slowing of the breathing rate , aspiration , high or low blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythm. In such cases , immediately call your doctor or hospital . Show the doctor your pack of tablets.
If you forget to take Alonzap
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet. If you stop taking Alonzap
The prior discuss discontinuation of therapy with your doctor.
If you suddenly stop taking Alonzap may be symptoms such as sweating, insomnia , tremor, anxiety or nausea and vomiting.
Your doctor may suggest you to reduce the dose gradually before stopping treatment .
If you have any questions relating to the adoption of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4 . POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Alonzap can have side effects , although not everybody gets them.
In this sheet , if an adverse event was described as " thin " , this means that it is reported by more than 1 per 10 000 patients , but less than 1 in 1000 patients. Where an adverse reaction is described as "very rare " , this should not be construed as seen in 1 in every 10,000 patients.
Adverse reactions Alonzap may include lethargy or extreme tiredness, weight gain was , dizziness , increased hunger , water retention , constipation , dry mouth , restlessness , unusual movements ( especially of the face or tongue) , tremor , muscle stiffness or cramps, difficulty with speech and changes in the levels of certain blood cells and blood lipids . Very rarely, some patients may develop inflammation of the pancreas causing severe stomach pain, fever and vomiting.
Some people may feel dizzy or faint (with a slow heart rate ) at the beginning of treatment, especially when getting out of bed or sitting position . This phenomenon usually goes away , but if not, you should consult your doctor .
Very rare that some patients had abnormal heart rhythm , which can be serious.
While taking Alonzap elderly patients with dementia may suffer from stroke , pneumonia , urinary incontinence , falls, extreme tiredness, visual hallucinations , a rise in body temperature, redness of the skin and have trouble walking . In this particular group of patients have been reported in some fatal cases .
In patients with Parkinson's disease may cause Alonzap aggravation of symptoms.
Rarely Alonzap may cause allergic reaction (eg swelling in the mouth and throat, itching , rash) , slow heart rate , or cause photosensitivity. Very rare cases of liver disease , prolonged and / or painful erection or problems with urination , low normal body temperature, blood clots such as deep venous thrombosis of the leg or muscle disease presenting as unexplained aches and pains . Some patients had an increase in blood sugar levels or , onset or worsening of diabetes presenting with ketoacidosis rarely (presence of ketones in the blood and urine) or coma.
If you stop abruptly Alonzap may experience symptoms such as sweating, insomnia , tremor, anxiety or nausea and vomiting. Your doctor may advise you to reduce the dose gradually before stopping .
Rarely women who have been treated with products of this type for a long time received the milking and had long periods or irregular menstrual cycle. If this persists tell your doctor. Very rarely babies born to mothers who received Alonzap in late pregnancy ( third trimester ) may experience tremors, be sleepy or drowsy .
Rarely can be observed seizures. In most cases there is evidence of spent before seizures ( epilepsy) .
If any of the side effects gets serious , or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet , please tell your doctor.
5 . STORAGE ALONZAP
Keep out of reach of children.
Alonzap not use after the expiry date stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Alonzap should be stored at temperatures below 30 ° C in its original packaging to protect from light and moisture.
Do not use Alonzap if you notice discoloration and / or integrity of the tablets.
Please return the amount of the drug your stay to your pharmacist. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required . These measures will help to protect the environment.
6 . FURTHER INFORMATION
What does Alonzap ?
The active substance is olanzapine.
Alonzap 5 mg film-coated tablets
Each tablet contains 5 mg olanzapine.
Alonzap 10 mg film-coated tablets
Each tablet contains 10 mg olanzapine.
Other ingredients are: ( a core tablet ) lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose (E460i), low-substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose ( E463 ) , crospovidone, colloidal anhydrous silica ( E551 ) , magnesium stearate ( E572 ) and ( -coating ) polyvinyl alcohol ( E1203 ) , titanium dioxide (E171), talc ( E553Y ) , lecithin (E322 ) , xanthan gum ( E415 ) .
Alonzap looks like and contents of the pack ?
Tablets Alonzap 5 mg tablets are white , biconvex cylindrical with " 5" on one side. Alonzap 10 mg tablets are white , biconvex cylindrical with " 10" on one side.
Alonzap comes in packs of 28 tablets.