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Symbyax is typically prescribed to treat depression associated with bipolar disorder. It contains two different medications: olanzapine (an antipsychotic) and fluoxetine (an antidepressant). The medication blocks or lessens the effects of several chemicals in the brain that may be elevated in people with bipolar disorder. Symbyax comes in capsule form, and is typically taken in the evening. Side effects can include drowsiness, weight gain, and diarrhea.
What Is Symbyax?
- Depression associated with bipolar disorder (bipolar depression)
- Treatment-resistant depression (depression that has not responded to treatment with at least two different antidepressants).