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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
Brand Name: Strattera Generic Name: atomoxetine hydrochloride Usage: Strattera has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for children six years old to twelve years old. This medication has not been tested in children under the age of six and should not be given to children five and under. Strattera is available in the following strengths: 10 mg 18 mg 25 mg 40 mg 60 mg Physicians will often start patients on lower doses and increase as needed. This helps to find the lowest possible dose to improve symptoms. Strattera is generally taken once per day, in the mornings, but a second dose is sometimes prescribed for late afternoon. It can be taken with or without food. This medication should be swallowed whole. It should not be crushed or broken. Overview: Strattera is the only non-stimulant medication currently approved for the treatment of ADHD.
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...
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