1. What ZYZAPIN is and what it is used for
ZYZAPIN is a film-coated tablet presented in a blister pack of 28 tablets containing 2.5 mg of olanzapine.
They are white, round, biconvex, film-coated tablets.
ZYZAPIN belongs to the group of medicines called antipsychotics.
ZYZAPIN is used to treat a disease accompanied by symptoms such as hearing, seeing or feeling things that do not exist, false beliefs, abnormal suspiciousness, and withdrawal. In addition, patients with this disease may feel depressed, anxious or tense.
ZYZAPIN is used to treat a condition accompanied by symptoms such as feeling exuberant and overly energetic, needing much less sleep than usual, speaking too quickly with conflicting ideas, and sometimes extreme irritability. It is also a mood stabilizer that prevents the mood swings (depressed) and highs that can be associated with this condition.
ZYZAPIN can also be used in adolescent patients aged 13-17 years for the treatment of similar conditions.
2.How to use ZYZAPIN?
Instructions for proper use and dose/frequency of administration
Always use ZYZAPIN as your doctor has told you. If you are unsure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Your doctor will decide how many ZYZAPIN tablets you should take and how long you should continue the medication. The daily dose of ZYZAPIN is between 5 and 20 mg. Consult your doctor if your symptoms recur, but do not stop using ZYZAPIN unless your doctor tells you to.
The recommended starting dose for adolescents 13 to 17 years of age is 2.5 mg – 5 mg. Your doctor will decide on the appropriate treatment dose.
Application route and method
ZYZAPIN film-coated tablets are taken orally. You should swallow ZYZAPIN tablets whole with water.
Different age groups:
Use in children
ZYZAPIN is not suitable for patients under 13 years of age.
Special use cases No special use.
If you have the impression that the effect of ZYZAPIN is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you use more ZYZAPIN than you should
If you use more ZYZAPIN than you should
If you have used more than you should use from ZYZAPIN, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to use ZYZAPIN
Take your tablet as soon as you remember.
Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten doses.
Effects that may occur when treatment with ZYZAPIN is stopped
Do not stop using the tablets when you feel better. It is important that you continue to take ZYZAPIN for as long as your doctor tells you to.
If you stop using ZYZAPIN suddenly, you may experience sweating, inability to sleep, tremor, excitement or nausea and vomiting. Your doctor may advise you to gradually reduce the dose before stopping treatment.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
3. What are the possible side effects?
Like all medicines, there may be side effects in people who are sensitive to the substances contained in ZYZAPIN.
If any of the following occur, stop using ZYZAPIN and IMMEDIATELY inform your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency department:
• Allergic reaction (eg, swelling of the mouth and throat, itching, rash)
• Heart rhythm disorder
• Diabetes or worsening of diabetes associated with coma or ketoacidosis (ketones in blood and urine)
These are all very serious side effects. If you have one of these, it means you have a serious allergy to ZYZAPIN. You may need emergency medical attention or hospitalization.
If you notice any of the following, tell your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital emergency department:
• Feelings of lightheadedness or fainting (with low heart rate) when getting up from a lying or sitting position early in treatment
• Liver disease (occurs with yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes)
• Low heart rate
• Prolonged and/or painful erection
• Difficulty urinating
• Epilepsy, usually in those with a history of seizures
• Inflammation of the pancreas causing severe abdominal pain, fever and nausea/vomiting
• Decrease in body temperature
These are all serious side effects. Emergency medical attention may be required.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following:
Side effects in adults:
• Weight gain
• Sleeping state
• Combination of fever, rapid breathing, sweating, muscle stiffness and lightheadedness or drowsiness
• Increased levels of prolactin, the milk-stimulating hormone in the blood. Common:
• Changes in some blood cells and the amount of fat in the blood
• Increase in sugar levels in blood and urine
• Increased feeling of hunger
• Muscle stiffness or spasm (including eye movements)
• Problem in speaking
• Abnormal movement, especially of the face or tongue