Symbyax Drug Information
A combination medication, Symbyax® contains two active ingredients (olanzapine and fluoxetine) that work together to treat:
- Depression associated with bipolar disorder (bipolar depression)
- Treatment-resistant depression (depression that has not responded to treatment with at least two different antidepressants).
The prescription medicine works by lessening or blocking the effects of certain chemicals in the brain.
Although it is generally well tolerated, this drug is not suitable for everyone. Before using Symbyax, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on your medical history and a list of your current medications. In particular, let your healthcare provider know if you have problems such as glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, or a history of suicidal thoughts.
(For more information on this drug, click Symbyax. This full-length article covers topics such as how it performed in clinical trials, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.)