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Loxapine

Information

Uses

Loxapine is used in the treatment of schizophrenia

How it works

Loxapine works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects the thoughts and moods.

Common side effects

Sleepiness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Dry mouth, Abnormality of voluntary movements, Parkinsonism, Weight gain, Akathisia, Dystonia, Constipation

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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.

Frequently asked questions

Loxapine

Q.

Is loxapine or loxapine succinate an atypical antipsychotic or narcotic drug?
Loxapine or loxapine succinate is not an atypical antipsychotic or narcotic drug. It is a dibenzoxazepine typical antipsychotic

Q.

Does loxapine cause weight gain, diabetes, or tiredness?
Loxapine may cause weight gain or tiredness, but it is not known to cause diabetes.


Content on this page was last updated on 23 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)