dad is 86 years old with dementia given olanzapine 1.5mg. to keep him from removing catheter he has urinary track infection enlarged prostate and pneumonia is this safe also had mild heart attack a year ago and has history of stroke is diabetic and high blood pressure is the olanzapine safe for him to take
Olanzapine is an antipsychotic. It may increase the risk of death when used to treat mental problems caused by dementia in elderly patients. Most of the deaths were linked to heart problems or infection. Olanzapine is not approved to treat mental problems caused by dementia.
Read more: https://www.drugs.com/cdi/olanzapine.html#ixzz0ohWGWkqH
Before using Olanzapine if you have a history of seizures, heart problems (eg, fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; heart failure), abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG), heart attack, stroke or mini-stroke, blood vessel problems, high blood cholesterol levels, high or low blood pressure, or low white blood cell levels
if you have diabetes or are very overweight, or if a family member has had diabetes
I would be concerned with him taking this med ask a pharmacist if it will ease your mind then talk to his doctor.
- Olanzapine Information for Consumers
- Olanzapine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Olanzapine (detailed)
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