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Brand name: Olanzapine (Apo) TM

Active ingredients: olanzapine

What it is used for

- Treatment of schizophrenia and related psychoses;. - Short-term treatment, alone or in combination with lithium or valproate, of acute manic episodes associated with bipolar I disorder;. - Preventing recurrence of manic, mixed or depressive episodes in bipolar I disorder.

How to take it

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

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

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

Visual appearance

Light blue, elliptical, biconvex film-coated tablet. Engraved "APO" on,one side, "OLA 15" on the other side.

Do I need a prescription?

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

Over 65?

This medicine contains the active ingredients:

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

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.

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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