Oladix is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania in bi polar disorder. It may also be used as a combination medication to help treat depression. It functions by changing the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts of patients suffering from these mental illnesses. Oladix contains Olanzapine which is an a typical antipsychotic drug that impacts the level of chemical messengers like dopamine and serotonin and helps improve thoughts, behaviour and mood of the patient. This medication aids in decreasing hallucinations, improving clarity in thinking, making patients feel less agitated, more positive and take an active role in daily life.
Oladix is manufactured by Psychocare Health Private limited (PCHPL), an ISO 9001:2008 certified company based in Greater Mohali, Punjab, India. The company distributes all ranges of neuro / psychiatric and cardio-diabetic products to pharma distributors & pharma franchisees across India. The company produces an extensive range of more than 250+ neuro psychiatric products, which are manufactured under ISO-GMP certification. PCHPL also has a wide variety of quality generic products, ayurvedic, anti-biotics and anti-allergen products.
Your doctor has prescribed Oladix as you may be suffering from Depression, Schizophrenia or Mania associated with Bi-polar disorder.
Depression is a mood disorder which results in a feeling of sadness, continuous low mood and loss of interest. The depressive mood persists and lasts on an average 6 to 8 months or longer.
Depression signs and symptoms include reduced interest or pleasure in activities previously enjoyed, loss of sexual desire, unintentional weight loss or low appetite, insomnia (sleep difficulties) or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping), feelings of worthlessness, restlessness, fatigue, loss of energy, impaired ability to concentrate or make decisions, thoughts of death or suicide and slowed movement and speech.
Depression is caused due to a complex factors like changes in neurotransmitter levels, environmental factors, genetics, psychological, social or psychosocial reasons.
Depression can be treated through Drug treatments like antidepressants, Psychotherapy including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and by offering Support (discussing practical solutions, educating family members, etc.).
Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder affecting a person in a chronic pattern.
Schizophrenic patients interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behaviour and cognitive impairments that disrupt daily functioning. Although schizophrenia is not as common as other mental disorders, the symptoms can be very disabling. Schizophrenia generally appears in a person in early childhood or late adolescence. People suffering from this mental disorder may hear sounds and voices that are not there in reality. Some patients suffering from schizophrenia can feel and even convince themselves that others are reading their minds, plotting against them or controlling how they are thinking.
Mania is caused due to a genetic disorder and disorders associated with the nerves in the brain. They can also take place due to past trauma or injury. This disorder is usually seen between the ages of 15 and 24 years. They may either reduce or last for a long time as they are not fully curable. Patients of mania are very sensitive and must be kept calm and in a fresh mind. The symptoms may also occur on occasions when the patients are unable to take stress and adapt to the situations around them.
As directed by your Physician
As directed by your Physician
Adverse Reactions/ Side Effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Oladix 5 Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
Changes in menstrual cycles
Dizziness or fainting issues when standing
Slow heart rate
Changes in breasts
Warnings and Precautions
Before using Oladix, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counselling points are listed below.
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
Avoid driving and operating heavy machinery
Do not consume alcohol while taking olanzapine
Do not consume olanzapine if suffering from diabetes, blood pressure, heart problems
Do not consume olanzapine tablet if allergic
Hypersensitivity to Oladix is a contraindication. In addition, should not be used if you have the following conditions:
Angle closure glaucoma
History of cardiovascular disease
If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Oladix may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions.
Oladix may interact with the following drugs and products:
Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Oladix.