Symbyax

Symbyax®is a medication that combines two drugs: the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor fluoxetine (Proxac® and the atypical antipsychotic olanz ... read more
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Symbyax and Suicide
Symbyax® contains the antidepressant fluoxetine hydrochloride, an extended-release form of Prozac®. Fluoxetine has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression.1 But, although fluoxetine can provide relief for depressive symptoms, the drug can also cause suicidal behavior ... Read more

Treating Bipolar Disorder with Symbyax
Symbyax® is the brand name for capsules containing both fluoxetine (brand names Prozac®, Sarefem®, Rapiflux®, or Selfemra®)1 and olanzapine (brand name Zyprexa®).2 This drug provides both a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and an antipsychotic in one medication for the treatment of ... Read more

What Is Symbyax?
Symbyax®is a medication that combines two drugs: the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor fluoxetine (Proxac® and the atypical antipsychotic olanzapine (Zyprexa®. Doctors typically use it to reduce the severity of the depressive episodes of bipolar I disorder. They also prescribe it off-label to ... Read more

Why Doctors Prescribe Symbyax
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Symbyax® as a treatment for bipolar I disorder and treatment-resistant depression.1 2 However, doctors also prescribe it off-label. Symbyax is a medication combining the antidepressant fluoxetine HCl (a long-acting version of Prozac®) and the antipsychotic ... Read more

Common Side Effects of Symbyax
Symbyax® is a medication combining the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac®) and the antipsychotic olanzapine (Zyprexa®). Doctors use Symbyax to treat the symptoms and signs of bipolar disorder and treatment-resistant depression.1 However, the medication’s side effects can sometimes be troublesome. ... Read more

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