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Loxacalm 10 mg Capsule

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Overview

Introduction of Loxacalm Capsule

Loxacalm 10 mg Capsule is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It is also used to treat other psychotic and bipolar disorder. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Loxacalm 10 mg Capsule is taken by mouth with food preferably before bedtime. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain 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. 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 doctor as it may worsen your symptoms. Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have history of fits (seizures), heart or brain related diseases, respiratory or lung problems, or if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes dryness in mouth, urinary retention, and constipation. Initially, this medicine may cause sudden drop in the blood pressure when you change positions, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It also causes dizziness and sleepiness, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine can lead to weight gain, eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food, and exercise regularly to prevent it.

Uses of Loxacalm Capsule

Loxacalm Capsule side effects

Common
  • 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 rigidity
  • Tremor

How to use Loxacalm Capsule

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

How Loxacalm Capsule works

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

Loxacalm Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Loxacalm 10 mg Capsule
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Loxacalm 10 mg 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Loxacalm 10 mg 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
Loxacalm 10 mg 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
Loxacalm 10 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Loxacalm 10 mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Loxacalm 10 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Loxacalm 10 mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Do not start or continue loxapine and consult your doctor if you have history of fits (seizures), heart or brain related diseases, respiratory or lung problems, or if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not drive or operate any machinery because you may feel sleepy or dizzy while being treated with loxapine.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Loxacalm with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Psycool, Proparise
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tremash, Tropidol, Dolfi
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Loxacalm or Loxacalm succinate an atypical antipsychotic or narcotic drug?

Loxacalm or Loxacalm succinate is not an atypical antipsychotic or narcotic drug. It is a dibenzoxazepine typical antipsychotic

Q. Does Loxacalm cause weight gain, diabetes, or tiredness?

Loxacalm may cause weight gain or tiredness, but it is not known to cause diabetes.

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References
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  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 825-26.
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