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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.
- 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.
- 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.
Loxitane (loxapine) is a typical antipsychotic. It works in the brain to calm down parts of the brain that might be responsible for aggressive behavior.
- Depression with psychosis
What to expect when you take Loxitane (loxapine) for SchizophreniaSkip what to expect section. Skip to Risks & Warnings section.
Side effect rates for Loxitane (loxapine)
Risks and Warnings for Loxitane (loxapine)Skip risks section. Skip to common concerns section.
- Higher risk if:
- › People age 65 and older with dementia and psychosis
Older people who have dementia and psychosis have a higher risk of death if they take antipsychotic medicines like Loxitane (loxapine). They shouldn't be given this medicine.
This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
Common concerns from people taking Loxitane (loxapine)Final section. Do you want to return to drug navigation?
- Don't drink alcohol or take narcotics while taking Loxitane (loxapine) since you can have problems breathing.
- Take Loxitane (loxapine) with food to avoid stomach upset.