EffectsIn previous clinical studies of Symbyax for the treatment of depression associated with bipolar disorder or treatment-resistant depression, people taking the drug experienced improvements in their depression symptoms, compared to those not taking Symbyax or those taking olanzapine alone.
When and How to Take SymbyaxThe following are some general considerations for when and how to take the medication:
- Symbyax comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day in the evening.
- You can take it with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
- Symbyax should be taken at the same time each day to maintain even levels in your blood.
- For the drug to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Symbyax will not work if you stop taking it.
Dosing InformationThe dose of Symbyax that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
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Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with Symbyax. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Symbyax include, but are not limited to:
(Click Symbyax Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
You can also read about specific side effects in the following eMedTV articles: