Loxitane

(loxapine)

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Treats schizophrenia.

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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.

Quick facts about loxapine
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (loxapine)
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Upsides

  • 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.

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Downsides

  • 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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How it works

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.

Quick facts about loxapine
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (loxapine)

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What to expect when you take Loxitane (loxapine) for Schizophrenia

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Side effect rates for Loxitane (loxapine)

Risks and Warnings for Loxitane (loxapine)

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    • 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.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Loxitane (loxapine)

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Pregnancy
Alcohol
  • Don't drink alcohol or take narcotics while taking Loxitane (loxapine) since you can have problems breathing.
Food
  • Take Loxitane (loxapine) with food to avoid stomach upset.