Generic Name: OLANZAPINE/FLUOXETINE - ORAL Pronounced: (oh-LAN-zuh-peen/flew-OX-eh-teen) Olanzapine-Fluoxetine 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
Adolescence is such a tough time. The average teen is struggling with school work, sports team performance, acne, sexuality issues, relationship issues, figuring out who they are while trying to get along with mom and dad. When depression hits - it can really complicate these issues. When resistant depression hits - it can be the ultimate challenge for the teen patient and their doctor. And of course, suicide always lurks as a possibility.
Right now, fluoxetine (Prozac) is considered to be the only medication FDA approved to treat resistant depression in teens. But many teens don't respond to this therapy. The TORDIA study (Treatment of SSRI-Resistant Depression in Adolescents) now offers ome valuable information in how these teens can be helped. The trial looked at teens who were not responsive to the first 2 weeks of fluoxetine treatment for resistant depression. The 334 patients then received either:
A different SSRI for 12 we...
I was immeasurably relieved to see a study last week in the American Journal of Psychiatry that indicated that suicide rates dropped among depressed people soon after they started treatment with antidepressants or psychotherapy. You might wonder why I say I was relieved instead of just pleased. Mainly because SSRI antidepressants have been taking it on the chin since 2004, especially when it comes to adolescents or children being treated with them. It was in 2004 that studies came out that indicated that younger patients on SSRI antidepressants had a higher rate of suicide. This, combined with a suit by a publicity-seeking state attorney general against GlaxoSmithKline, led the FDA to institute a "black box" warning on all SSRI antidepressants except Prozac. Although very few in the medical community disputed the findings or disagreed with the action the FDA took, many were worried that all the publicity and media frenzy would drive young people (and their doctors) away fro...
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