SYMBYAX Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 021520/001.

Names and composition

"SYMBYAX" is the commercial name of a drug composed of FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE and OLANZAPINE.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
021520/001 SYMBYAX FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 25MG BASE and EQ 3MG BASE
021520/002 SYMBYAX FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 25MG BASE and EQ 6MG BASE
021520/003 SYMBYAX FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 50MG BASE and EQ 6MG BASE
021520/004 SYMBYAX FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 25MG BASE and EQ 12MG BASE
021520/005 SYMBYAX FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 50MG BASE and EQ 12MG BASE

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
077528/001 OLANZAPINE AND FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 25MG BASE and EQ 6MG BASE
077528/002 OLANZAPINE AND FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 25MG BASE and EQ 12MG BASE
077528/003 OLANZAPINE AND FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 50MG BASE and EQ 6MG BASE
077528/004 OLANZAPINE AND FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 50MG BASE and EQ 12MG BASE
077742/001 OLANZAPINE AND FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 25MG BASE and EQ 3MG BASE
077742/002 OLANZAPINE AND FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 25MG BASE and EQ 6MG BASE
077742/003 OLANZAPINE AND FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 25MG BASE and EQ 12MG BASE
021520/001 SYMBYAX FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 25MG BASE and EQ 3MG BASE
077742/004 OLANZAPINE AND FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 50MG BASE and EQ 6MG BASE
021520/002 SYMBYAX FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 25MG BASE and EQ 6MG BASE
077742/005 OLANZAPINE AND FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 50MG BASE and EQ 12MG BASE
021520/003 SYMBYAX FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 50MG BASE and EQ 6MG BASE
078901/001 OLANZAPINE AND FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 25MG BASE and EQ 6MG BASE
021520/004 SYMBYAX FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 25MG BASE and EQ 12MG BASE
078901/002 OLANZAPINE AND FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 50MG BASE and EQ 6MG BASE
021520/005 SYMBYAX FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 50MG BASE and EQ 12MG BASE
078901/003 OLANZAPINE AND FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 25MG BASE and EQ 12MG BASE
078901/004 OLANZAPINE AND FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 50MG BASE and EQ 12MG BASE
078901/005 OLANZAPINE AND FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 25MG BASE and EQ 3MG BASE
202074/001 OLANZAPINE AND FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OLANZAPINE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 25MG BASE and EQ 3MG BASE

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Answered questions

Has anyone taken Symbyax and had involuntary muscle movements that come and go suddenly?
My boyfriend has been on Symbyax for a little over a week and it has worked wonders for his depression and mood. He started having involuntary muscle movements (raising arm, shaking hand, twitching face, can't walk, rocks violently when he sits, etc.) 2 days ago after accidentally taking a medication that he... Asked by Ngan Eiser 1 month ago.

My boyfriend has been on Symbyax for a little over a week and it has worked wonders for his depression and mood. He started having involuntary muscle movements (raising arm, shaking hand, twitching face, can't walk, rocks violently when he sits, etc.) 2 days ago after accidentally taking a medication that he was supposed to take after he ran out of his Symbyax. It was essentially Prozac and mixed with the Symbyax which has the generic form of Prozac in it, he began to hallucinate, became suicidal and looked like he had severe Parkinson's disease for about 5 hours. After the Prozac wore off he was fine. Today, after he took his Symbyax (like he has been doing at night) he started having the jerky movements again and he stutters really bad and shakes his head and moves his arms up and down. It lasted about 30 minutes and then stopped. Then again about an hour later it started again and lasted about 10 minutes. WTF!? It scares the crap out of me and I can't find anything really about this. Please help if you know anything! I really don't want to make him get off the Symbyax because it has already helped SOOOOO much. I'm desperate. Could it still be an effect from the Prozac and Symbyax combination or I also noticed that he didn't eat anything today before he had the episode. He also hadn't eaten anything 2 days ago when he had the serious side effects. I'm thinking it's either the not eating, the Prozac still, or the Symbyax... but I don't know :( I need help please! Answered by Larissa Champagne 1 month ago.

He needs to STOP TAKING THOSE MEDS immediately, call the doctor ASAP! Answered by Naida Weatherall 1 month ago.


First Time Taking symbyax ?
how do you start to feel when taking symbyax on the first week ? Asked by Waylon Lafont 1 month ago.

You may have any or all of the following side effects but you also may have none. The most common side effect with SYMBYAX is drowsiness. If drowsiness bothers you, your doctor may recommend taking SYMBYAX earlier in the evening so that this effect has worn off before you get up in the morning. Other possible side effects of SYMBYAX include weight gain, diarrhea, dry mouth, increased appetite, feeling weak, swelling of the hands and feet, tremor, sore throat, and trouble concentrating. Serious side effects reported by patients treated with SYMBYAX include: severe allergic reactions; strokes and "mini-strokes" called transient ischemic attacks (TIAs); high blood sugar or diabetes; neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS); tardive dyskinesia; low blood pressure; seizures; impaired judgment; impaired motor skills; trouble swallowing; abnormal bleeding; low salt levels in the blood; and body temperature problems. SYMBYAX has not been studied in children under 18 and is not approved for this age group. Additionally, all antidepressants carry a warning of increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children and adolescents with depression and other psychiatric disorders. Read the Safety Information to learn more. You may have some of these side effects or none at all. If you have any questions or concerns about side effects, talk to your doctor. You should not stop taking SYMBYAX unless your doctor tells you to do so. When to Call Your Doctor Bipolar depression can be associated with periods when symptoms can worsen or thoughts of suicide can emerge. Patients and their families should watch for these as well as for anxiety, agitation, panic, difficulty sleeping, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity, restlessness or over-excitement and hyperactivity. Call your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or occur suddenly. Also, call your doctor immediately if: You have thoughts about death or suicide. You think you could hurt yourself or others. You believe your symptoms are becoming worse or if you develop new symptoms. You are having unwanted side effects Answered by Kimi Schweickert 1 month ago.

In all honesty, if you are looking to get pregnant I could be certain you're on an anti-depressant that's secure throughout being pregnant for those who ought to be on one. I used to be taking two psych meds while I first learned I used to be pregnant and I needed to give up them each bloodless turkey... which used to be HELL. How past due is your interval? I did not have an at residence being pregnant scan exhibit up constructive for me till I used to be over three weeks past due for my interval. I ended up going to the medical professional and obtained a blood scan simply in view that I knew some thing wasn't correct. A few years in the past I used to be taking Lexapro and it made me lactate, so it is viable it would have messed along with your method, however I in no way overlooked a interval. Answered by Shante Favazza 1 month ago.

i don't know type it into google and look under side effects i don't know your diagnosis but check on curezone.com - there are natural treatments and also success stories good luck Answered by Kyla Eliseo 1 month ago.


How do I know if I will gain weight while on Symbyax?
I don't what to look down on the scale and then know that Symbyax caused me to gain weight. What are the percentages or other statistical data on weight gain associated with this drug.Thanks. I want to get over depression, but am skeptical about using this drug. I read somewhere that it matters what... Asked by Marcelle Traut 1 month ago.

I don't what to look down on the scale and then know that Symbyax caused me to gain weight. What are the percentages or other statistical data on weight gain associated with this drug. Thanks. I want to get over depression, but am skeptical about using this drug. I read somewhere that it matters what ethnicity you are. Well I am a 20 year old male from South Korea. I am around 5'6" and weighed in this morning at 114.5 lbs. Answered by Theodora Koehring 1 month ago.

Symbyax Side Effects Answered by Jenifer Elvin 1 month ago.

People eat more when their on it. It's a side effect. Answered by Randa Oxborrow 1 month ago.

I'm curious on the answer to this too Answered by Lorean Dauphinais 1 month ago.


Whats the best medication from side effects of symbyax?
Asked by Nicholas Capetillo 1 month ago.

Symbyax is a combination of olanzapine, the active ingredient in Zyprexa, and fluoxetine, the active ingredient in Prozac. It is the first medication approved by the FDA the treatment of the depressive phase of bipolar disorder. Found here is a catalogue of side effects reported for this drug. Common Side Effects Include: Weight gain Sleepiness Diarrhea Dry mouth Increased appetite Feeling weak Swelling of your hands and feet Tremors Sore throat Trouble concentrating Potential Serious Side Effects: Medical attention is needed if any of these arise. Stop taking your medications and contact your doctor immediately. If should be noted that many of these are only detectable via specific medical tests. When taking any medication it is important to see your health care provider on a regular basis. Severe allergic reactions Strokes and mini-strokes High blood sugar or diabetes Low blood pressure Seizures Trouble swallowing Abnormal bleeding Low salt levels in the blood Irregular body temperature Tardive dyskinesia is a reaction to certain medications that causes uncontrollable body movements, usually with the face or tongue. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a rare, but life-threatening reaction to certain medications. Symptoms include: High fever Sweating Muscle stiffness Trouble thinking clearly Change in mental functioning Sleepiness Changes in breathing, heartbeat and blood pressure Answered by Grace Mouton 1 month ago.


Are you on Symbyax and suffer from depression and anxiety?
My Doctor just recently prescribed this medication for anxiety and depression. I do not have bi-polar. I am a little afraid to take this medication. I have tried different ones w/o success. I tried Pristiq for three weeks. Bad side effects but one good thing about that med was decreased appetite. Lost 10... Asked by Mallory Hershkop 1 month ago.

My Doctor just recently prescribed this medication for anxiety and depression. I do not have bi-polar. I am a little afraid to take this medication. I have tried different ones w/o success. I tried Pristiq for three weeks. Bad side effects but one good thing about that med was decreased appetite. Lost 10 pounds of needed fat. I do not want to gain weight and I know Zyprexa is known for it. (This drug is a combo of Zyprexa and Prozac). Are you on this med? Can you tell me your experience? Thank you in advance. Answered by Anderson Woodside 1 month ago.

Symbyax is olanzapine (Zyprexa in the USA) and fluoxetine (Prozac) formula for the treatment of acute depressive episodes in Bipolar I (Dec 24, 2003) and acute treatment of treatment resistant depression (March 19, 2009). In 2008, 2.2 Billion was spent on Olanzapine (a-typical antipsychotic, thio- benzodiazapine) in the USA in spite of the fact that it causes significant weight gain. However, since it is the first line treatment for Schizophrenia, mental hospitals, jails, and treatment centers use it far more than private citizens, making it Eli Lilly's top selling drug.. In the USA it carries a black box warning for causing "increased risk of death in elderly patients." It is also known for extrapyramidal effects such as tardive dyskinesia (tics, jerks, twitches) which quickly become permanent. It has two sedating actions, and two weight gain factors, with high risk of obesity, hyperglycemia and diabetes. If I were you, I would read about the lawsuits against the manufacturer, Eli Lilly. 30% of patients gain over 22 lbs the first year, 16% gained at least 66 lbs, and others 100 lbs or more. Answered by Nicol Laser 1 month ago.

The forgetfulness can be caused by both the depression, or some kinds of antidepressants. Answered by Amal Koppenhaver 1 month ago.


SYMBYAX (OLANZAPINE // FLUOXETINE)?
I JUST WANNA KNOW HOW SOME PEOPLE DID ON THIS DRUG, AND THIS INCLUDES OFF LABLE USES AND FDA APPROVALS Asked by Sharonda Setterland 1 month ago.

I will admit that I myself have not used this med. I am a therapist who has two clients right now on it and several others who have used it in the past. The two now are doing well on it. They are using it for bipolar (which is what the FDA approved it for). Because of the two meds combined, they love the fact that they don't have to take as many meds each day. I would say that this is a plus in any med if it is a combo of some meds the pills are less so the chance of becoming confused as to what has been taken is less. I personally have bipolar but because I would not accept it for a long time I attempted suicide twice which has caused me to be on dialysis now so I have to be careful to which meds I take. Symbyax happens to be a little harsher on both kidneys and liver functions where there are some that are not as harsh. The "normal" person will never even notice this though. Symbyax also does not effect blood work as much as a lot of the other psych meds either. This means that there will not be as many times that someone will need to go to make sure the blood functions are normal. This will actually save money. So, what I am trying to say is that Symbyax is a meds that has been around for a while now. It is a drug that works well. There are not many side effects from it. It is a safe med to use. Many people find it easy to take because it cuts down on how many meds they need to take each day. I hope that this gives you some info to help you. Answered by Frederick Siracusa 1 month ago.

Call lestermount Answered by Shandra Mendivel 1 month ago.

Doctor gave me samples Symbyax for three weeks. Works well. But he won't write prescription for it. What can I do? Answered by Edmund Couret 1 month ago.


Has anyone out there had to take symbyax for depression?
does it really work? I was put on it this morning even though I wasn't diagnosed with bipolar disorder ,but i am going through the most hellish depression ever. Asked by Raven Vaiko 1 month ago.

Hey guys! symbyax is a good choice for many types of diagnosis, recently approved for bi-polar too (which is just really bad depression put simply) I haven't taken it but I have worked with it before and it's unique in its ability to affect the three neurotransmitters that are important in the treatment of bipolar depression (and/or depression) : serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. Where as most meds are either SNRI's or SSRI's so there have been many positive results with this particular medicine. Of course like any med...keep an eye out for side effects initially. If it doesnt work for you keep in mind there are several others in the same category. Sometimes it takes trying a few different ones before you find the one that works best for you. :) Answered by Hiroko Cochis 1 month ago.

I assume the medical professional on the health facility took approximately 2 mins to arise with that. That isn't the best way to diagnose! Your signs sound such a lot just like the apprehensive form of despair and Asperger's. Not everybody with despair is the identical. Anxious despair isn't the form humans more often than not believe of once they believe of despair, but it surely will have to now not be stressed with bipolar. The signs they believe point out mania are skilled via many humans with apprehensive despair, Asperger's, and in addition bipolar, however they don't seem to be on their possess ample to make a analysis. Everything else that you just say suits with both Asperger's or apprehensive despair. Asperger's will make it rough to manage such a lot psychiatrists. Many humans with Asperger's are depressed plenty. People with Asperger's generally tend to have irregular serotonin techniques. Psychiatric sickness may also be intricate to regard in humans with Asperger's. Asperger's is rather average. It is rough to inform what number of have it. You don't seem to be an alien and now not loopy. Answered by Cleopatra Tatum 1 month ago.


Bipolar Depression - Medications - Symbyax vs. Cymbalta, any thoughts?
Asked by Shila Klinefelter 1 month ago.

Symbyax is a cross between Zyprexa (antipsychotic) and Prozac (antidepressant). It it not all that popular because of the wide variance in dosings on it, BUT it IS indicated for bipolar depression, where Cymbalta is not. Cymbalta is marketed as helping with major depressive disorder, and helping with neuropathic pain. Answered by Mark Nicotera 1 month ago.

I imagine the doctor at the hospital took about two minutes to come up with that. That is not the way to diagnose! Your symptoms sound most like the anxious type of depression and Asperger's. Not everyone with depression is the same. Anxious depression is not the type people generally think of when they think of depression, but it should not be confused with bipolar. The symptoms they think indicate mania are experienced by many people with anxious depression, Asperger's, and also bipolar, but they are not on their own enough to make a diagnosis. Everything else that you say fits with either Asperger's or anxious depression. Asperger's will make it hard to deal with most psychiatrists. Many people with Asperger's are depressed a lot. People with Asperger's tend to have abnormal serotonin systems. Psychiatric illness can be difficult to treat in people with Asperger's. Asperger's is fairly common. It is hard to tell how many have it. You are not an alien and not crazy. Answered by Refugio Parone 1 month ago.

THE drug of choice here in australia is ZYPREXA, IT controls the mood swingand gives you a chance to create rational thought processes. Answered by Isobel Forgy 1 month ago.

I use cymabalta and it really helps me with depression. I can tell the difference and so can my family. Answered by Kelley Murrillo 1 month ago.


Has anyone on Q/A taken a new anti-depressant called Symbyax? If so, what has been your experience with it?
It is a combination of Olanzapine and Prozac; 6-25. Thank you. Asked by Candida Mccullick 1 month ago.

symbyax seems to affect the three neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine.. i am taking an ssri which increases the levels of serotonin and its been working wonders.. my depression has almost faded away! Answered by Suzy Rearick 1 month ago.


Symbyax? anyone taking this?
i am starting this pill at the 6/25 mg level. 6 mg Zyprexa and 25 mg Prozac. i want to know how others have felt on this and if it has worked. i have severe depression and rapic cycling bipolar disorder. i have tried more than 4 antidepressantrs with no help. i just want some info. Asked by Alicia Carlye 1 month ago.

Symbyax has worked for me. I had to get used to it and build up a level. Good Luck Answered by Dwight Wetter 1 month ago.


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