Information about Loxapine

Loxapine Uses

Loxapine is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.

How Loxapine works

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

Common side effects of Loxapine

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
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Available Medicine for Loxapine

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40 to ₹912 variant(s)
HalopacHealth Plan
64 to ₹1412 variant(s)
NormapacMankind Pharma Ltd
941 variant(s)
LoxapacPfizer Ltd
38 to ₹792 variant(s)
Loxapac CPfizer Ltd
781 variant(s)
LoxarisSunrise Remedies Pvt Ltd
36 to ₹692 variant(s)

Expert advice for Loxapine

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

Frequently asked questions for Loxapine

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.

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