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Lybalvi Dosage

Generic name: olanzapine 5mg, samidorphan L-malate 10mg
Dosage form: tabletstablet, film coated
Drug class: Psychotherapeutic combinations

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 24, 2022.

LYBALVI Initiation In Patients Using Opioids

LYBALVI is contraindicated in patients using opioids or undergoing acute opioid withdrawal.

In patients who use opioids, delay initiation of LYBALVI for a minimum of 7 days after last use of short-acting opioids and 14 days after last use of long-acting opioids [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)].

Recommended Dosage in Schizophrenia

Initiate LYBALVI at 5 mg/10 mg (contains 5 mg of olanzapine and 10 mg of samidorphan) or 10 mg/10 mg (contains 10 mg of olanzapine and 10 mg of samidorphan) orally once daily. The recommended dosage is 10 mg/10 mg, 15 mg/10 mg (contains 15 mg of olanzapine and 10 mg of samidorphan), or 20 mg/10 mg (contains 20 mg of olanzapine and 10 mg of samidorphan) once daily.

Dosage may be adjusted at weekly intervals of 5 mg (based on the olanzapine component of LYBALVI) depending upon clinical response and tolerability, up to the maximum recommended dosage of 20 mg/10 mg once daily.

Recommended Dosage in Bipolar I Disorder (Manic or Mixed Episodes)

Monotherapy: Initiate LYBALVI at 10 mg/10 mg or 15 mg/10 mg once daily. The recommended dosage is 10 mg/10 mg, 15 mg/10 mg, or 20 mg/10 mg once daily. The maximum recommended dosage is 20 mg/10 mg once daily.

Dosage adjustments should occur at intervals of not less than 24 hours. When dosage adjustments are necessary, dose increments/decrements of 5 mg (based on the olanzapine component of LYBALVI) are recommended.

Maintenance Monotherapy: Administer LYBALVI at 5 mg/10 mg, 10 mg/10 mg, 15 mg/10 mg, or 20 mg/10 mg once daily.

Adjunctive to lithium or valproate: Initiate LYBALVI at 10 mg/10 mg once daily. The recommended dosage is 10 mg/10 mg, 15 mg/10 mg or 20 mg/10 mg, once daily.

Dosage may be adjusted at weekly intervals of 5 mg (based on the olanzapine component of LYBALVI), depending upon clinical response and tolerability, up to the maximum recommended dosage of 20 mg/10 mg once daily.

Administration Information

Administer LYBALVI orally once daily with or without food as a single tablet.

Do not divide tablets or combine strengths.

Dosage Recommendations in Specific Populations

The recommended starting dosage of LYBALVI is 5 mg/10 mg once daily in patients who have a higher risk of hypotensive reactions, are at risk of slower olanzapine metabolism, or may be more pharmacodynamically sensitive to olanzapine [see Warnings and Precautions (5.9), Drug Interactions (7.2), Use in Specific Populations (8.5), and Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)]. If dose escalation is necessary, increase the dosage slowly in these patients.

Further information

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