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Loxapax 25 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Loxapax Tablet

Loxapax Tablet 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 Loxapax Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Loxapax 25 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Loxapax Tablet works

Loxapax 25 mg Tablet is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Loxapax Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Loxapax 25 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Loxapax 25 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Loxapax 25 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Loxapax 25 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Loxapax 25 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Loxapax 25 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Loxapax 25 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Loxapax 25 mg Tablet 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 Loxapax with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Fungis
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycool, Proparise
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tremash, Tropidol, Dolfi
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS

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FAQs

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

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

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

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

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References
  1. Stahl SM, editor. Loxapine. In: Stahl's Essential Pschopharmacology: Prescriber's Guide. 5th ed. New York, New York: Cambridge University Press; 2014. pp. 377-82.
  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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