What is Fluoxetine-olanzapine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Symbyax

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Fluoxetine-olanzapine is a combination product containing an SSRI antidepressant and an antipsychotic agent. It is used for the treatment of depressive episodes associated with bipolar I disorder and for treatment-resistant depression.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bipolar disorder 17 4
Major depressive disorder 9 1
Depressed mood 6 3
Obsessive behavior 1 0
Panic disorder 1 0
Social anxiety disorder 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 4
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fluoxetine-olanzapine

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 4
Tremor(s) 2
Anxious mood 1
Depressed mood 1
Slower gait 1
Suicidal thoughts or urges 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fluoxetine-olanzapine

Dosage Patients
2 x 25 mg-12 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Fluoxetine-olanzapine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 10
Did not seem to work 4
Doctor's advice 4
Expense 2
Other 1
See all 15 patients who've stopped taking Fluoxetine-olanzapine

Duration

Currently taking Fluoxetine-olanzapine

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Fluoxetine-olanzapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 7

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fluoxetine-olanzapine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Haloperidol (Haldol) 1
Lisinopril (Zestril) 1
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 1

Patients stopped taking Fluoxetine-olanzapine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) 1
Topiramate (Topamax) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Fluoxetine-olanzapine

Apr 29, 2009 (Started Apr 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tremor(s), feeling strange)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-6 mg Daily
Side effects: feeling strange, tremor(s), increased appetite

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