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    Loxapine

    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 rigidity, Tremor
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    Expert advice for Loxapine

    • 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 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 03 July, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)