Generic Name: OLANZAPINE/FLUOXETINE - ORAL Pronounced: (oh-LAN-zuh-peen/flew-OX-eh-teen) Symbyax Oral Precautions
Before taking olanzapine/fluoxetine, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to olanzapine or fluoxetine; or if you have any
other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause
allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
personal or family history of suicide attempts
diabetes or family history of diabetes
heart disease (e.g., chest pain, heart attack, heart failure,
intestinal problems (e.g., paralytic ileus, chronic
low blood pressure
neuroleptic malignant syndrome
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