Drug Interactions With Olanzapine and Fluoxetine

Fentanyl
Taking olanzapine and fluoxetine with fentanyl can cause a group of symptoms called serotonin syndrome. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medications together. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms, as serotonin syndrome can be very dangerous.
 
Intravenous Methylene Blue
Taking olanzapine and fluoxetine with intravenous methylene blue can increase your chance of developing dangerous side effects, including serotonin syndrome. Do not take these medications together.
 
Ketoconazole
If olanzapine and fluoxetine is combined with ketoconazole, it can raise the amount of olanzapine and fluoxetine in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. If you are taking these drugs together, your healthcare provider may need to adjust your doses of them to prevent any interactions from occurring.
 
Linezolid
Taking olanzapine and fluoxetine with a linezolid can cause a group of symptoms called serotonin syndrome, symptoms of which include:
 
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • A fast heartbeat
  • Feeling faint
  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Muscle spasms
  • Difficulty walking
  • Diarrhea.
 
Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medications together. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms, as serotonin syndrome can be dangerous.
 
Lithium
Olanzapine and fluoxetine may increase or decrease the level of lithium in your blood, perhaps making it less effective or increasing your risk of side effects. Also, taking the medication with lithium can cause serotonin syndrome. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medications together. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any symptoms of serotonin syndrome, as it can be very dangerous.
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