TORRENIA ODT 10 olanzapine 10 mg orodispersible tablet blister pack

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  • Trade name:
  • TORRENIA ODT 10 olanzapine 10 mg orodispersible tablet blister pack
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Allopathic drug

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Localization

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  • TORRENIA ODT 10 olanzapine 10 mg orodispersible tablet blister pack
    Australia
  • Language:
  • English

Status

  • Source:
  • Dept. of Health,Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia
  • Authorization status:
  • Registered
  • Authorization number:
  • 177797
  • Last update:
  • 22-05-2019

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Public Summary

Summary for ARTG Entry:

177797

TORRENIA ODT 10 olanzapine 10 mg orodispersible tablet blister pack

ARTG entry for

Medicine Registered

Sponsor

Torrent Australasia Pty Ltd

Postal Address

Coleman & Greig L9/10 George St,PARRAMATTA, NSW, 2150

Australia

ARTG Start Date

18/01/2012

Product category

Medicine

Status

Active

Approval area

Drug Safety Evaluation Branch

Conditions

Conditions applicable to all therapeutic goods as specified in the document "Standard Conditions Applying to Registered or Listed Therapeutic Goods

Under Section 28 of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989" effective 1 July 1995.

Conditions applicable to the relevant category and class of therapeutic goods as specified in the document "Standard Conditions Applying to Registered

or Listed Therapeutic Goods Under Section 28 of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989" effective 1 July 1995.

Products

1. TORRENIA ODT 10 olanzapine 10 mg orodispersible tablet blister pack

Product Type

Single Medicine Product

Effective date

22/10/2015

Warnings

See Product Information and Consumer Medicine Information for this product

Standard Indications

Specific Indications

Treatment of schizophrenia and related psychoses. Short-term treatment, alone or in combination with lithium or valproate, of acute manic episodes

assoicated with bipolar I disorder.

Preventing recurrence of manic, mixed or depressive episodes in bipolar I disorder.

Additional Product information

Container information

Type

Material

Life Time

Temperature

Closure

Conditions

Blister Pack

PA/Al/PVC/Al -

polyamide-aluminium

foil-polyvinylchloride/al

uminium foil

3 Years

Store below 30

degrees Celsius

Not recorded

Protect from Moisture

Protect from Light

Pack Size/Poison information

Pack Size

Poison Schedule

28 tablets in blisters

(S4) Prescription Only Medicine

Components

1. TORRENIA ODT 10 olanzapine 10 mg orodispersible tablet blister pack

Dosage Form

Tablet, orally disintegrating

Route of Administration

Oral

Visual Identification

Yellow coloured, round, flat, bevel edged uncoated orodispersible tablet

with break line on one side and plain on other side

Active Ingredients

Olanzapine

10 mg

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Patient Information leaflet: composition, indications, side effects, dosage, interactions, adverse reactions, pregnancy, lactation

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CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION

Torrenia ODT

Olanzapine orally disintegrating tablets

What is in this leaflet

This leaflet is designed to provide

you with answers to some

common questions about this

medicine. It does not contain all

the available information and

does not take the place of talking

with your doctor.

The information in this leaflet was

last updated on the date shown

on the final page. More recent

information about this medicine

may be available. Make sure you

speak to your pharmacist or

doctor to obtain the most up to

date information on this medicine.

The updated leaflet may contain

important information about

Torrenia ODT and its use that you

should be aware of.

All medicines have risks and

benefits.

Your doctor has more information

about this medicine than is

contained in this leaflet. Also,

your doctor has had the benefit of

taking a full and detailed history

from you and is in the best

position to make an expert

judgement to meet your individual

needs.

If you have any concerns about

taking this medicine, talk to

your doctor or pharmacist.

Keep this leaflet with this

medicine.

You may need to read it again.

What Torrenia ODT is

used for

Torrenia ODT belongs to a group

of medicines called antipsychotics.

It helps to correct chemical

imbalances in the brain, which

may cause mental illness.

Torrenia ODT is used to treat

symptoms of schizophrenia and

related psychoses. Schizophrenia

is a mental illness with

disturbances in thinking, feelings

and behaviour.

Torrenia ODT alone, or in

combination with lithium or

valproate, is used for the short-

term treatment of acute manic

episodes associated with Bipolar I

Disorder. Torrenia ODT is also a

mood stabiliser that prevents

further occurrences of the

disabling high and low

(depressed) extremes of mood

associated with Bipolar I Disorder.

Bipolar I Disorder is a mental

illness with symptoms such as

feeling “high”, having excessive

amounts of energy, needing

much less sleep than usual,

talking very quickly with racing

ideas and sometimes severe

irritability.

Your doctor may have prescribed

Torrenia ODT for another reason.

Ask your doctor if you have

any questions about why

Torrenia ODT has been

prescribed for you.

This medicine is available only

with a doctor’s prescription.

Torrenia ODT is not

recommended for use in children

under the age of 18 years as

there is not enough information

on its effects in this age group.

Before taking Torrenia

ODT

Tell your doctor if you have any

of the following conditions or if

you have ever experienced any

of these conditions.

When you must not take it

Do not take Torrenia ODT:

if you have had an allergic

reaction to Torrenia ODT or

to any of the ingredients

listed at the end of this

leaflet (see ‘Product

Description’).

Signs of an allergic reaction

may include a skin rash, itching,

shortness of breath or swelling

of the face, lips or tongue.

if the packaging is torn or

shows signs of tampering or

the tablets do not look quite

right.

if the expiry date on the pack

has passed.

If you take this medicine after

the expiry date has passed it

may not work as well.

If you are not sure whether you

should start taking Torrenia

ODT, talk to your doctor or

pharmacist.

Before you start to take it

Tell your doctor if you have

had an allergic reaction to any

medicine which you have taken

previously to treat your current

condition.

Tell your doctor if you have or

have had any medical

conditions, especially the

following:

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tumour of the pituitary gland

(a small gland at the base of

the brain);

disease of the blood with a

reduced number of white or

red blood cells;

disease of the blood vessels

of the brain, including stroke;

prostate problems;

kidney or liver disease;

high blood sugar, diabetes

or a family history of

diabetes;

breast cancer or a family

history of breast cancer;

paralytic ileus, a condition

where the small bowel does

not work properly;

epilepsy (seizures or fits);

glaucoma, a condition in

which there is usually a build

up of fluid in the eye;

heart disease; including

irregular heart rhythm

neuroleptic malignant

syndrome, a reaction to

some medicines with a

sudden increase in body

temperature, extremely high

blood pressure and severe

convulsions;

tardive dyskinesia, a

reaction to some medicines

with uncontrollable twitching

or jerking movements of the

arms and legs.

Tell your doctor if you are

pregnant or intend to become

pregnant.

Like most antipsychotic

medicines, Torrenia ODT is not

recommended for use during

pregnancy. If there is a need to

consider Torrenia ODT during

your pregnancy, your doctor will

discuss with you the benefits and

risks of using it.

Tell your doctor if you are

breast-feeding or plan to

breast-feed.

It is recommended that you do

not breast-feed while taking

Torrenia ODT.

Tell your doctor if you suffer

from lactose intolerance

(because Torrenia ODT tablets

contain lactose).

Tell your doctor if you suffer

from phenylketonuria (because

Torrenia ODT wafers contain

aspartame).

Tell your doctor if you will be in

a hot environment or do a lot of

vigorous exercise.

Torrenia ODT may make you

sweat less, causing your body to

overheat.

Tell your doctor if you smoke.

Smoking may affect Torrenia

ODT or may affect how it works.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor if you are

taking any other medicines,

including any that you buy

without a prescription from

your pharmacy, supermarket or

health food shop.

Some medicines may be affected

by Torrenia ODT or may affect

how it works. These include:

Medicines used to treat a fast

or irregular heart beat

(arrhythmia).

Medicines taken for anxiety or

to help you sleep.

Medicines taken for depression.

Carbamazepine, a medicine

used for mood stabilisation and

to treat epilepsy.

Other centrally acting

medicines (eg. tranquillisers).

Ciprofloxacin, a medicine used

to treat bacterial infections.

Medicines that lower blood

pressure.

Medicines used for Parkinson’s

disease.

Medicines that can change the

heart’s electrical activity or

make it more likely to change

Your doctor or pharmacist has

more information on medicines to

be careful with or avoid while

taking Torrenia ODT.

Tell your doctor about these

things before you take Torrenia

ODT.

How to take Torrenia ODT

Follow all directions given to

you by your doctor or

pharmacist carefully.

These may differ from the

information contained in this

leaflet

How much to take

Your doctor will tell you how

many Torrenia ODT orally

disintegrating tablets you should

take. The dose your doctor will

prescribe for you will usually be in

the range 5 mg to 20 mg per day.

Your doctor may increase or

decrease your dose in order to

find the appropriate dose for your

condition.

A lower starting dose may be

prescribed for elderly patients

over the age of 65 years.

How to take it

Torrenia ODT tablets:

Do not handle the tablets with

wet hands as the tablet may

break up.

Torrenia ODT orally disintegrating

tablets break easily, so you

should handle them carefully.

To take a tablet directly into

your mouth:

1. Hold the blister strip at the

edges and separate one

blister cell from the rest of

the strip by gently tearing

along the perforations

around it.

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2. Carefully peel off the

coloured backing.

3. Gently push the tablet out.

4. Put the tablet in your mouth.

It will dissolve directly in

your mouth, so that it can be

easily swallowed.

To take a tablet in a drink:

You can also place the tablet in a

full glass or cup of water, orange

juice, apple juice, milk or coffee,

and stir.

Drink it straight away.

With some drinks, the mixture

may change colour and possibly

become cloudy.

Do not place the tablet in cola

drinks.

When to take it

Torrenia ODT should be taken

once a day as advised by your

doctor.

Take your prescribed dose at the

same time each day.

Torrenia ODT can be taken with

or without food.

How long do I take it

Do not stop taking Torrenia

ODT just because you feel

better. It is important that you

do NOT stop taking Torrenia

ODT unless your doctor tells

you.

If you forget to take it

If it is almost time for your next

dose skip the dose you missed

and take your next dose when

you are meant to.

Otherwise, take it as soon as you

remember then go back to taking

your medicine as you would

normally.

Do not take a double dose to

make up for the dose that you

missed.

If you are not sure what to do,

ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If you take too much

Immediately telephone your

doctor or the Australian

Poisons Information Centre

(telephone 13 11 26) or the New

Zealand National Poisons

Centre (0800 POISON or 0800

764 766), or go to Accident and

Emergency at your nearest

hospital, if you think that you

or anyone else has taken too

much Torrenia ODT. Do this

even if there are no signs of

discomfort or poisoning.

If you have taken too much

Torrenia ODT, the most common

signs are fast heart beat,

agitation/aggression, difficulty

speaking, uncontrollable

movements and sedation.

While you are taking

Torrenia ODT

Things you must do

It is important that you

remember to take Torrenia ODT

daily and at the dose

prescribed by your doctor.

Tell all doctors, dentists and

pharmacists who are treating

you that you are taking

Torrenia ODT.

While you are taking Torrenia

ODT, tell your doctor or

pharmacist before you start

any new medicine.

If you become pregnant while

taking Torrenia ODT, tell your

doctor.

Keep all of your doctor’s

appointments so that your

progress can be checked.

Your doctor should monitor

your weight while you are

taking Torrenia ODT.

Patients with diabetes or who

have a higher chance of

developing diabetes should

have their blood sugar

checked often.

If you are over 65, your doctor

may measure your blood

pressure from time to time.

Tell your doctor if you are

female and your monthly

periods are absent for six

months or more.

Talk to your doctor or mental

health professional if you have

thoughts or talk about death or

suicide; or thoughts or talk

about self-harm or doing harm

to others.

These may be signs of changes

or worsening in your mental

illness.

Things you must not do

Do not stop taking Torrenia

ODT, or lower the dosage, even

if you are feeling better,

without checking with your

doctor.

Do not give Torrenia ODT to

anyone else, even if their

symptoms seem similar or they

have the same condition as

you.

Your doctor has prescribed

Torrenia ODT for you and your

condition.

Things to be careful of

Be careful driving or operating

machinery until you know how

Torrenia ODT affects you.

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Torrenia ODT may cause

drowsiness in some people.

Be careful when drinking

alcohol while taking Torrenia

ODT.

The effects of alcohol could be

made worse while taking Torrenia

ODT.

Your doctor may suggest you

avoid alcohol while you are being

treated with Torrenia ODT.

If Torrenia ODT makes you feel

light-headed, dizzy or faint, be

careful when getting up from a

sitting or lying position.

Getting up slowly may help.

If outdoors, wear protective

clothing and use at least a 30+

sunscreen.

Torrenia ODT may cause your

skin to be much more sensitive to

sunlight than it is normally.

Exposure to sunlight may cause a

skin rash, itching, redness, or

severe sunburn.

If your skin does appear to be

burning, tell your doctor.

Make sure you keep cool in hot

weather and keep warm in cool

weather.

Torrenia ODT may affect the way

your body reacts to temperature

changes

Side effects

All medicines may have some

unwanted side effects.

Sometimes they are serious, but

most of the time they are not.

Your doctor has weighed the risks

of using this medicine against the

benefits they expect it will have

for you.

Like other medicines, Torrenia

ODT may cause some unwanted

side effects. These are likely to

vary from patient to patient. Some

side effects may be related to the

dose of Torrenia ODT.

Accordingly, it is important that

you tell your doctor as soon as

possible about any unwanted

effects. Your doctor may then

decide to adjust the dose of

Torrenia ODT you are taking.

Tell your doctor if you notice

any of the following side

effects and they worry you:

Drowsiness.

Restlessness or difficulty sitting

still.

Fevers.

Dizziness, confusion,

forgetfulness.

Increased appetite, weigh gain.

Constipation, bloating.

Dry mouth.

Swelling of your hands, feet

and ankles.

Aching joints.

Nose bleeds.

Unusual tiredness or weakness.

Some people may feel dizzy in

the early stages of treatment,

especially when getting up from a

lying or sitting position. This side

effect usually passes after taking

Torrenia ODT for a few days.

Tell your doctor if you notice

any of the above side effects

and they worry you.

These are the more common side

effects of Torrenia ODT.

Tell your doctor as soon as

possible if you notice any of

the following side effects:

Symptoms of sunburn (such as

redness, itching, swelling or

blistering of the skin) which

occur more quickly than normal.

Rash or allergic reaction.

Slow heart beat.

Changes in sexual functioning

or sex drive in men or women.

Prolonged and/or painful

erection.

Unusual secretion of breast

milk.

Breast enlargement in men or

women.

Symptoms of high sugar levels

in the blood (including passing

large amounts of urine,

excessive thirst, having a dry

mouth and skin and weakness).

These may indicate the onset

or worsening of diabetes.

Reaction following abrupt

discontinuation (profuse

sweating, nausea or vomiting).

Absence of menstrual periods

and changes in the regularity of

menstrual periods.

Involuntary passing of urine or

difficulty in initiating urination.

Unusual hair loss or thinning.

These side effects are uncommon

but may require medical attention.

Tell your doctor immediately or

go to Accident and Emergency

at your nearest hospital if you

notice any of the following:

Sudden signs of an allergic

reaction such as a skin rash,

itching, shortness of breath or

swelling of the face, lips or

tongue.

Frequent infections such as

fever, severe chills, sore throat

or mouth ulcers.

Bleeding or bruising more

easily than normal.

Seizures, fits or convulsions.

Yellowing of the skin and/or

eyes.

Nausea, vomiting, loss of

appetite, generally feeling

unwell, fever, itching, yellowing

of the skin and/or eyes.

Severe upper stomach pain

often with nausea and vomiting

(inflammation of the pancreas).

Worm-like movements of the

tongue, or other uncontrolled

movements of the tongue,

mouth, cheeks, or jaw which

may progress to the arms and

legs.

Sudden increase in body

temperature, sweating, fast

heart beat, muscle stiffness,

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high blood pressure and

convulsions.

Sharp chest pain, coughing of

blood, or sudden shortness of

breath.

Pain/tenderness in the calf

muscle area.

Muscle pain, muscle weakness

and brown urine.

Heart palpitations and

dizziness, which may lead to

collapse

These are very serious side

effects. You may need urgent

medical attention or

hospitalisation.

All of these side effects are very

rare.

The following additional side

effects may occur in some groups

of people taking Torrenia ODT:

Elderly patients with dementia-

related psychosis

Elderly patients with dementia-

related psychosis may notice the

following side effects:

Unusual manner of walking.

Falls.

Pneumonia.

Involuntary passing of urine.

Parkinson’s disease psychosis

Some patients with Parkinson’s

disease may hallucinate (see, feel

or hear things that are not there)

or develop worsening symptoms

of Parkinson’s disease.

Torrenia ODT in combination

with lithium or valproate

Patients with bipolar mania taking

Torrenia ODT in combination with

lithium or valproate may notice

the following additional side

effects:

Tremors.

Speech disorder.

Tell your doctor if you notice

anything unusual or if you are

concerned about any aspect of

your health, even if you think

the problems are not

connected with this medicine

and are not referred to in this

leaflet.

Also, some side effects, such as

changes to liver function,

cholesterol or triglycerides can

occur. These can only be found

when your doctor does tests from

time to time to check your

progress.

Do not be alarmed by this list

of side effects.

You may not experience any of

them.

Other side effects not listed

above may also occur in some

patients.

Tell your doctor if you notice

anything else that is making

you feel unwell.

After taking Torrenia ODT

Storage

Keep the orally disintegrating

tablets in the blister pack until

it is time to take them.

Keep your tablets in a cool, dry

place where the temperature

stays below 30°C.

Torrenia ODT tablets should be

kept out of direct light.

Do not store Torrenia ODT or

any other medicine in the

bathroom or near a sink.

Do not leave your tablets in the

car on hot days or on window

sills.

Heat and dampness can destroy

some medicines.

All medicines should be kept

where young children cannot

reach them.

A locked cupboard at least one

and a half metres above the

ground is a good place to store

medicines.

There will be an expiry date

(month, year) on your container.

The medicine should not be taken

after this date because it may

have lost some of its strength.

Disposal

If your doctor tells you to stop

taking Torrenia ODT or you find

that the tablets have passed their

expiry date, please return any left

over tablets to your pharmacist.

Product Description

What it looks like

Torrenia ODT 5, 5 mg

tablets are yellow coloured,

round shaped, flat orally

disintegrating tablets.

Torrenia ODT 10, 10 mg

tablets are yellow coloured,

round shaped, flat orally

disintegrating tablets.

Ingredients

Active Ingredient:

Torrenia ODT 5 - 5 mg

olanzapine per tablet

Torrenia ODT 10 - 10 mg

olanzapine per tablet.

Inactive ingredients – mannitol,

aspartame, crospovidone,

cellulose microcrystalline,

magnesium stearate.

Supplier

Torrenia ODT is distributed in

Australia by:

Generic Health Pty Ltd

Level 1, 1102 Toorak Road

Camberwell VIC 3124

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Australian Registration

Numbers

Torrenia ODT 5 - AUST R

177796

Torrenia ODT 10 - AUST R

177797

This leaflet was prepared in

November 2013.