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
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.
Alternative Names Depression - adolescents; Teenage depression Treatment Treatment options for adolescents with depression include: Supportive care from a medical provider Talk therapy Antidepressant medications (possibly) Treatment should be tailored to the teenager, and the symptoms. Families often help in treating adolescent depression. MEDICATION The first medication tried is usually a type of antidepressant called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Fluoxetine (Prozac) and escitalopram (Lexapro) are the only SSRIs approved for treating major depression in adolescents (ages 12 - 17). Fluoxetine is also approved for children age 8 and older. NOTE: SSRIs and other antidepressants carry a warning that they may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions in children and adolescents. Other evidence has not showed that these drugs increase suicide risk in children. Doctors are still prescribing SSRIs and other antidepressant medications to adolescents with depression. Several i...
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