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What are the side effects of olimet for stroke?

my mother has had a stroke a month ago .she is 83 years old . she was given olimelt by a doctor but later on her neuro physician kept the medicine on hold. what are the sideeffects of the medicine .are there going to be any withdrawal symptoms. my address is YYYY@YYYY
Tue, 31 Dec 2019
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Hello,

Olimelt (olanzapine) is an 'atypical' antipsychotic medication prescribed to treat a variety of mental disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorders.

Its common side effects include postural hypotension, weight gain, sleepiness, abnormal muscle movements, increase in body fat and cholesterol, dry mouth and decreased white blood cell counts (which may increase the risk of infection).

If olimet is stopped suddenly symptoms like sweating, unable to sleep, tremor, anxiety or nausea and vomiting might occur. So, its dose should be gradually reduced before stopping the treatment.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali, General & Family Physician
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What are the side effects of olimet for stroke?

Hello, Olimelt (olanzapine) is an atypical antipsychotic medication prescribed to treat a variety of mental disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorders. Its common side effects include postural hypotension, weight gain, sleepiness, abnormal muscle movements, increase in body fat and cholesterol, dry mouth and decreased white blood cell counts (which may increase the risk of infection). If olimet is stopped suddenly symptoms like sweating, unable to sleep, tremor, anxiety or nausea and vomiting might occur. So, its dose should be gradually reduced before stopping the treatment. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali, General & Family Physician