Olapin 10 mg
- Brand: Unison
- Product Code: UN_OLP10
- Availability: In Stock
Contains the active ingredient : Olanzapine which is an antipsychotic medicine.
It is used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or depression.
Olanzapine works in the brain, where it affects the activity of various neurotransmitters, in particular dopamine and serotonin (also known as 5HT).
Dopamine and serotonin are neurotransmitters known to be involved in regulating mood, behaviour, thinking and perception.
Psychotic illness appears to be caused by disturbances in the activity of neurotransmitters (mainly dopamine) in the brain. Schizophrenia is known to be associated with an overactivity of dopamine in the brain, and this may be responsible for the delusions and hallucinations that are a feature of this disease.
Olanzapine blocks the receptors in the brain that dopamine acts on. This prevents the excessive activity of dopamine and in this way helps to control symptoms of schizophrenia and mania.
Olanzapine improves symptoms such as hallucinations (hearing, seeing, or sensing things that are not really there), disturbed thoughts (such as having mistaken beliefs or feeling unusually suspicious or paranoid), feeling depressed, anxious, agitated, hostile or unusually excited, having a lack of emotion or becoming withdrawn.
What is it used for?
◾ Treating schizophrenia.
◾ Controlling moderate to severe manic episodes of manic depression (bipolar affective disorder).
If your manic episode gets better with olanzapine treatment your doctor may also suggest you keep taking it as a mood stabiliser. This can help prevent future episodes of mania or depression.
English instruction leaflet inside the box.
Size : 3 x 10's = 30 tablets / box