Olanzapine and Fluoxetine
Olanzapine and Fluoxetine: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking olanzapine and fluoxetine if you have:
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
- A history of bowel blockage or obstruction
- Liver, kidney, or heart problems
- An irregular heart rhythm
- An electrolyte imbalance
- Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia
- High triglycerides or high cholesterol
- Low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension)
- A history of breast cancer
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Symbyax and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Symbyax and Breastfeeding)
- Drink alcohol regularly (see Alcohol and Symbyax).
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Olanzapine and Fluoxetine to learn more, including information on who should not take the medication.)
What If I Take an Overdose of Olanzapine and Fluoxetine?People who take too much olanzapine and fluoxetine may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Coordination problems
- Speech problems
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Loss of life.
If you happen to overdose on olanzapine and fluoxetine, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Symbyax Overdose for more information.)