What is Symbyax?
Symbyax is a combination of olanzapine, the active ingredient in Zyprexa, and fluoxetine, the active ingredient in Prozac. It was the first FDA-approved medication for the depressive episodes that occur in bipolar disorder or bipolar depression.
What does Symbyax used for?
Symbyax is prescribed for the treatment of the depressive phase of bipolar disorder. Virtually all patients with this disorder experience the depressive phase commonly referred to as bipolar depression.
How should Symbyax be taken?
Take Symbyax exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Follow all directions on the prescription label. The doctor may occasionally changes the dose. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
What if missed a prescribed dose of Symbyax?
Take the missed dose as soon as remembered. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What should be avoided while treating with Symbyax?
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Symbyax. Ask the doctor before taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), including aspirin.