OLANZAPINE AND FLUOXETINE- olanzapine and fluoxetine hydrochloride capsule 
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MEDICATION GUIDE

Olanzapine and Fluoxetine Capsules USP

Read the Medication Guide that comes with olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules before you start taking them and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your doctor about your medical condition or treatment. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist if there is something you do not understand or you want to learn more about olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules.

What is the most important information I should know about olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules?

Olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules may cause serious side effects, including:

  1. Suicidal thoughts or actions.
  2. Increased risk of death in elderly people who are confused, have memory loss and have lost touchwith reality (dementia-related psychosis).
  3. High blood sugar (hyperglycemia).
  4. High fat levels in your blood (increased cholesterol and triglycerides), especially in children and adolescents age 10 to 17.
  5. Weight gain, especially in children and adolescents age 10 to 17.

These serious side effects are described below.

1.Suicidal thoughts or actions.

Antidepressant medicines, depression and other serious mental illnesses, and suicidal thoughts or actions:

Talk to your, or your family member's, healthcare provider about:

Call a healthcare provider right away if you or your family member has any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:

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2.Increased risk of death in elderly people who are confused, have memory loss and have lost touch with reality (dementia-related psychosis). Olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules are not approved for treating psychosis in elderly people with dementia.

3.High blood sugar (hyperglycemia): High blood sugar can happen if you have diabetes already or if you have never had diabetes. High blood sugar could lead to:

Your doctor should do tests to check your blood sugar before you start taking olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules and during treatment. In people who do not have diabetes, sometimes high blood sugar goes away when olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules are stopped. People with diabetes and some people who did not have diabetes before taking olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules need to take medicine for high blood sugar even after they stop taking olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules.

If you have diabetes, follow your doctor's instructions about how often to check your blood sugar while taking olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules.

Call your doctor if you have any of these symptoms of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) while taking olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules:

4.High fat levels in your blood (increased cholesterol and triglycerides). High fat levels may happen in people treated with olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules, especially in children and adolescents (10 to 17 years old). You may not have any symptoms, so your doctor should do blood tests to check your cholesterol and triglyceride levels before you start taking olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules and during treatment.

5.Increase in weight (weight gain): Weight gain is common in people who take olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules. Children and adolescents (10 to 17 years old) who received olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules, were more likely to gain weight and to gain more weight than adults. Some people may gain a lot of weight while taking olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules, so you and your doctor should check your weight regularly. Talk to your doctor about ways to control weight gain, such as eating a healthy, balanced diet, and exercising.

What are olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules?

Olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules are a prescription medicine used for:

Olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules contain two medicines, olanzapine and fluoxetine hydrochloride.

It is not known if olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules are safe and effective in children under the age of 10.

Information for pediatric patients (10 to 17 years) is approved for Eli Lilly and Company’s olanzapine and fluoxetine hydrochloride capsules. However, due to Eli Lilly and Company’s marketing exclusivity rights, this drug product is not labeled with that pediatric information.

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Who should not take olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules?

People who take olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules close in time to an MAOI can have serious and life-threatening side effects, with symptoms including:

What should I tell my doctor before taking olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules?

Olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules may not be right for you. Before starting olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have or had any of the following:

Before starting olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules, tell your doctor about all the medicines that you take, including

Olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules and some medicines may interact with each other and may not work as well, or cause possible serious side effects. Your doctor can tell you if it is safe to take olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules with your other medicines. Do not start or stop any medicine while taking olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules without talking to your doctor first.

If you take olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules, you should not take any other medicines that contain:

You could take too much medicine (overdose).

How should I take olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules?

What should I avoid while taking olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules?

What are the possible side effects of olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules?

Other possible serious risks:

Common possible side effects of olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules include: dry mouth, tiredness, sleeping for long period of time, increased appetite, swelling of your hands and feet, drowsiness, tremors (shakes), or blurred vision.

Tell your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects with olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules?

Keep olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules for a condition for which they were not prescribed. Do not give olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules to other people, even if they have the same condition. They may harm them.

This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules that was written for healthcare professionals. For more information about olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules call 1-888-838-2872.

What are the ingredients in olanzapine and fluoxetine capsules USP?

Active ingredients: olanzapine and fluoxetine hydrochloride

Inactive ingredients: D&C yellow #10 aluminum lake, FD&C blue #1 aluminum lake, FD&C blue #2 aluminum lake, FD&C red #40 aluminum lake, gelatin, iron oxide black, magnesium stearate, pregelatinized starch, propylene glycol, shellac glaze, and titanium dioxide. Additionally, the 3 mg/25 mg capsule contains D&C yellow #10 and FD&C yellow #6; both the 6 mg/25 mg and 12 mg/25 mg capsules contain ferric oxide yellow; the 6 mg/25 mg capsule contains ferric oxide red; and the 12 mg/50 mg capsule contains D&C red #28, FD&C blue #1, and FD&C red #40.

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Rev. E 2/2014

Revised: 04/2014
 
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