OLFREX 5 mg. 28 tablets
OLFREX belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics.
OLFREX be used to treat diseases in which there are symptoms such as hearing, seeing or sensing things, mistaken beliefs, unusual suspiciousness, becoming withdrawn. People with this disease may also feel depressed, anxious or tense.
OLFREX can be used to treat a condition with symptoms, such as elevated mood, excessive amounts of energy, less need for sleep, talking very quickly with racing ideas and sometimes severe irritability.
OLFREKS mood stabilizer that prevents the occurrence of the disabling high and low (depressed) extremes of mood associated with this condition.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE OLFREX
Do not take OLFREX
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to olanzapine or any of the other ingredients of OLFREX. An allergic reaction may be recognized as a rash, itching, swollen face, swollen lips or shortness of breath. If this happens to you, ask your doctor;
If you have ever been diagnosed with related eye problems - for example, certain kinds of glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).
Take special care with OLFREX
Drugs of this type may cause unusual movements mainly of the face and tongue. If this happens after you have OLFREX tell your doctor;
Very rarely, drugs of this type cause a combination of fever, faster breathing, sweating, muscle stiffness, drowsiness or insomnia. If this happens, contact your doctor immediately;
It is recommended to use OLFREX in elderly patients with dementia, as this can lead to serious side effects;
If you suffer from any of the following illnesses tell your doctor as soon as possible:
Liver or kidney disease;
Bowel obstruction (paralytic ileus);
Stroke or "mini" stroke (temporary symptoms of stroke);
If you suffer from dementia, you or the person who cares for you should inform your doctor;
If you have ever had a stroke or "mini" stroke, tell your doctor.
As a routine precaution, if you are over in '65, your blood pressure should be monitored by your doctor.
OLFREX is not intended for patients under 18 years of age.
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Taking other medicines during treatment with OLFREX is possible only on prescription of your doctor.
It may feel drowsy if OLFREX in combination with antidepressants or medicines taken for anxiety or to help you sleep (tranquillizers).
You are necessary to tell your doctor if you are taking fluvoxamine (an antidepressant) or mtsiprofloksatsin (antibiotic), as it may be necessary to change your dose OLFREX.
Especially tell your doctor if you are taking medicines to treat Parkinson's disease.
Taking OLFREX with food and drink
Do not drink alcohol during treatment OLFREX as concomitant use of OLFREX and alcohol 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 think you may be pregnant.
You should not take this medicine if you are pregnant unless you have discussed with your doctor. You should not take this medicine if you are breast feeding, as small amounts of OLFREX can pass into breast milk.
Driving and using machines
Do not drive, since there is a risk of feeling drowsy while taking OLFREX.
Do not use any tools or machines.
Important information about some of the ingredients of OLFREKS
OLFREX contains lactose monohydrate. If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this product.
3. HOW TO TAKE OLFREX
Always take OLFREX exactly as your doctor has told you. If you're not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The usual daily dose OLFREX between 5 and 20 mg.
Try taking OLFREX at the same time every day.
The tablets independent of food intake.
If you feel better, do not stop taking OLFREKS before you have consulted with your doctor.
If you take more dose OLFREX
Contact your doctor or go straight to the nearest hospital.
Patients take more dose OLFREX observed fast heartbeat, agitation / aggressiveness, problems with speech, unusual movements (especially of the face or tongue) and reduced level of consciousness.
Other symptoms may be: acute confusion, seizures (epilepsy), coma, a combination of fever, faster breathing, sweating, muscle stiffness and drowsiness or sleepiness, slow heart rate, aspiration, high or low blood pressure.
If you forget to take OLFREX
Do not take a double dose to make up the missed dose.
If you stop taking OLFREX
Do not stop your treatment just because you feel better. It is important to continue taking OLFREX as long as you recommend your doctor.
If you suddenly stop taking OLFREX can be signs such as sweating, sleep disorders, tremor (shaking), anxiety or nausea and vomiting. Your doctor may suggest that you reduce the dose gradually before stopping treatment.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, OLFREX can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Very common side effects - affecting one (1) of 10 patients:
Increases in the levels of prolactin in the blood.
Common side effects - affects 1 to 10 in 100 patients:
Changes in the levels of certain blood cells and circulating fats;
Increases in the levels of sugar in the blood and urine;
Feeling more hungry;
Muscle stiffness or spasm (including eye movements);
Problems with speech
Unusual movements (especially of the face or tongue);
Loss of strength;
Water retention leading to swelling of the hands, ankles or feet;
At the beginning of treatment, some people may feel dizzy or faint (with a slow heart rate), especially when getting up from a lying or sitting position. These conditions subside on its own but if it does not, tell your doctor;
Sexual dysfunctions such as decreased libido in both men and women or in male erectile dysfunction.
Rare side effects - affects 1 to 10 of 1000 patients:
Sensitivity to sunlight;
Absence or decrease in menstrual periods;
Changes in breasts in males and females such as an abnormal production of breast milk or abnormal growth.
Other possible side effects - frequency can not be estimated from available data:
Allergic reaction (eg swelling in the mouth and throat, itching, rash);
Diabetes or worsening of diabetes occasionally associated with ketoacidosis (ketones in the blood and urine) or coma;
Lowering of normal body temperature;
Seizures, usually associated with a history of seizures (epilepsy)
Combination of fever, faster breathing, sweating, muscle stiffness and somnolence / drowsiness;
Spasms of the eye muscles, causing rolling movement of the eyes;
Heart rhythm disorders;
Sudden unexplained death;
Presence of blood clots, such as deep venous thrombosis of the leg or blood clot in the lung;
Inflammation of the pancreas causing severe stomach pain, fever and sickness;
Liver disease appearing as yellowing of skin and whites of the eyes;
Muscle disease presenting as unexplained aches and pains;
Difficulty in urination;
Prolonged and / or painful erection.
While taking olanzapine, 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 has been reported several cases fatal. In patients with Parkinson's disease OLFREX can lead to worsening of symptoms. Rarely women taking medicines of this type for a long period of time to secrete milk and have missed periods or irregular periods. If this persists tell your doctor. Very rarely babies born to mothers who received OLFREX in late pregnancy (third trimester) may have tremors or drowsiness.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any not listed in this leaflet, side effects please inform your doctor or pharmacist.
5. HOW TO STORE OLFREX
Do not store above 25 ° C.
Store in the original package
Keep out of reach of children
OLFREX should be stored in its original packaging to protect from light and moisture,
Do not use OLFREX after the expiry date stated on the packaging.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of in wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The active ingredient is olanzapine. Each tablet contains 5 mg OLFREX of the active substance.
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, crospovidone, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, hydroxypropylcellulose, poly (vinyl alcohol), Titanium Dioxide, Talc, xanthan gum, lecithin, talc.
OLFREX looks like and contents of the pack
OLFREX 5 mg film-coated tablets are supplied in blister packs.
Each blister contains 7 tablets.
Each carton contains 28 tablets, packaged in 4 (four) blister.