Compare fluphenazine vs. loxapine

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Prolixin (fluphenazine)

Prescription only

Loxitane (loxapine)

Prescription only
Treats schizophrenia and psychosis.

Prolixin (fluphenazine) can stabilize your mood. It is used to find the right dose for you before moving to a long-acting injection.

Treats schizophrenia.

Loxitane (loxapine) is not recommended as a first choice medicine for treatment of schizophrenia, but it can be good if other medicines haven't worked because of bad side effects.

Upsides
  • Good at stabilizing your mood.
  • Available in several oral and injectable forms, including a long-acting injection that is taken less frequently.
  • Loxitane (loxapine) can be used to control schizophrenia if other medicines haven't worked because you don't like their side effects.
  • Loxitane (loxapine) is available as a generic.
Downsides
  • Can make you sensitive to the sun.
  • Can affect how your body regulates your temperature.
  • Can make it difficult for you to control your movements if you've been on Prolixin (fluphenazine) for a while.
  • Loxitane (loxapine) is not recommended as a first choice for treating schizophrenia because it's more likely to cause trouble with controlling movements.
  • Loxitane (loxapine) can stop vomiting, so it can be difficult to tell if someone's overdosed on drugs.
  • Loxitane (loxapine) can raise heart rate and lower blood pressure.
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Injection
  • Pill
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Side effects
The Prolixin (fluphenazine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Loxitane (loxapine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Increased risk of death

    People over 65 with dementia and psychosis

  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome

    Taking antipsychotic medications

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  • Higher risk of death

    People age 65 and older with dementia and psychosis

  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome

    Taking antipsychotic medications

  • Seizures

    History of seizures

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