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Loxabol 10mg Capsule

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Loxabol 10mg Capsule is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It may also be used to treat depression and bipolar disorder. It alters the thoughts and elevates the mood, improving the person’s ability to think, feel and behave.

Loxabol 10mg Capsule should be taken with food, preferably at the same time each day. Take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include dry mouth, abnormality of voluntary movements, urinary retention, constipation, and muscle rigidity. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Before taking it, inform your doctor if you are suffering from thyroid or kidney problems, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma, or any heart problems. You should not take this medicine if you are under the influence of alcohol or any sleep-inducing, cough, and/ or allergy medication. This medicine can also lead to weight gain, eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food, and exercise regularly.

Uses of Loxabol Capsule

Benefits of Loxabol Capsule

In Treatment of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person’s thinking ability, feelings and behavior become abnormal. Loxabol 10mg Capsule helps restore the chemical imbalances in the brain that are responsible for such changes. It improves thoughts, behavior and enhances the quality of life.

In Treatment of Depression

Loxabol 10mg Capsule helps in maintaining the balance of certain chemicals in the brain that affect mood and behavior. This improves your mood, relieves anxiety, tension, helps you sleep better and increases your energy levels. Loxabol 10mg Capsule prevents extreme changes in mood and helps you feel less agitated. You may experience fewer episodes of depression and low mood.

In Treatment of Bipolar disoder

Loxabol 10mg Capsule works to restore the normal balance of nerve activity in your brain. It can help prevent extreme changes in mood and help you feel less agitated. You may experience fewer episodes of low mood. It can take several weeks for this medicine to work and you may still feel low during this time. It is likely that you will take this medicine for at least six months but possibly much longer. It needs to be taken regularly to work effectively. Do not stop taking it unless your doctor advises you to. You should continue to eat well and keep fit to reduce symptoms of bipolar disorder.

Side effects of Loxabol Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Loxabol

  • Sleepiness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Abnormality of voluntary movements
  • Weight gain
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Urinary retention
  • Constipation
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Tremor

How to use Loxabol Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Loxabol 10mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Loxabol Capsule works

Loxabol 10mg Capsule is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Loxabol 10mg Capsule.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Loxabol 10mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Loxabol 10mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Loxabol 10mg Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Loxabol 10mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Loxabol 10mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Loxabol 10mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Loxabol 10mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Loxabol 10mg Capsule should be taken with food, preferably at the same time every day.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Loxabol 10mg Capsule can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Immediately inform the doctor if the person taking Loxabol 10mg Capsule starts to have breathing problems.
  • Older people who have memory loss and psychosis have a higher risk of death if they take Loxabol 10mg Capsule. 
  • Do not stop taking the medicine without talking to your doctor as it can worsen the condition. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dibenzoxazepine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Loxabol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Clowil, Odis, Kamestin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Itraspan, Canzit, Cositra
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Levopa
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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Mujhe bipolar 2 depression hai
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Bipolar disorder type 2 is like BAD type 1, except there are majorly Depressive episodes interspersed with hypomanic episodes. Bipolar Affective Disorder is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by excessive mood swings leading to disruption in routine life. Treatment is with mood stabilizer medicines and antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
Bipolar mood anxiety depression and jolts in body
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Bipolar Affective Disorder is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by excessive mood swings leading to disruption in routine life. Treatment is with mood stabilizer medicines and antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
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FAQs

Q. Is Loxabol 10mg Capsule or Loxabol 10mg Capsule succinate an atypical antipsychotic or narcotic drug?

Loxabol 10mg Capsule or Loxabol 10mg Capsule succinate is not an atypical antipsychotic or narcotic drug. It is a dibenzoxazepine typical antipsychotic

Q. Does Loxabol 10mg Capsule cause weight gain, diabetes, or tiredness?

Loxabol 10mg Capsule may cause weight gain or tiredness, but it is not known to cause diabetes.

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