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Brand name: Zypine ODT TM

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Active ingredients: olanzapine

What it is used for

Olanzapine is indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia and related psychoses. ,Olanzapine alone or in combination with lithium or valproate is indicated for the short-term treatment of acute manic episodes associated with Bipolar I Disorder.,Olanzapine is indicated for preventing recurrence of manic, mixed or depressive episodes in bipolar I disorder.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Store in Original Container
  • Protect from Light
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Light yellow to yellow colored, plain to mottled, round, flat faced, beveled ,edged tablets debossed with "M" on one side and "OE2" on other side.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient olanzapine

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)

For side effects, taking other medicines and more

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Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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