Always take ZYPREXA VELOTAB exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Your doctor will tell you how many ZYPREXA VELOTAB tablets to take and how long you should continue to take them. The daily dose of ZYPREXA VELOTAB is between 5 and 20 mg. Consult your doctor if your symptoms return but do not stop taking ZYPREXA VELOTAB unless your doctor tells you to.
You should take your ZYPREXA VELOTAB tablets once a day following the advice of your doctor. Try to take your tablets at the same time each day. It does not matter whether you take them with or without food. ZYPREXA VELOTAB orodispersible tablets are for oral use.
ZYPREXA VELOTAB tablets break easily, so you should handle the tablets carefully. Do not handle the tablets with wet hands as the tablets may break up.
1. Hold the blister strip at the edges and separate one blister cell from the rest of the strip by gently tearing along the perforations around it.
2. Carefully peel off the backing.
3. Gently push the tablet out.
4. Put the tablet in your mouth. It will dissolve directly in your mouth, so that it can be easily swallowed.
You can also place the tablet in a full glass or cup of water, orange juice, apple juice, milk or coffee, and stir. With some drinks, the mixture may change colour and possibly become cloudy. Drink it straight away.
If you take more ZYPREXA VELOTAB than you should
Patients who have taken more ZYPREXA VELOTAB than they should, have experienced the following symptoms: rapid beating of the heart, agitation/aggressiveness, problems with speech, unusual movements (especially of the face or tongue) and reduced level of consciousness. Other symptoms may be: acute confusion, seizures (epilepsy), coma, a combination of fever, faster breathing, sweating, muscle stiffness and drowsiness or sleepiness, slowing of the breathing rate, aspiration, high blood pressure or low blood pressure, abnormal rhythms of the heart. Contact your doctor or hospital straight away. Show the doctor your pack of tablets.
If you forget to take ZYPREXA VELOTAB
Take your tablets as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses in one day.
If you stop taking ZYPREXA VELOTAB
Do not stop taking your tablets just because you feel better. It is important that you carry on taking ZYPREXA VELOTAB for as long as your doctor tells you.
If you suddenly stop taking ZYPREXA VELOTAB, symptoms such as sweating, unable to sleep, tremor, anxiety or nausea and vomiting might occur. Your doctor may suggest you to reduce the dose gradually before stopping treatment.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.