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Loxapine

INFORMATION

Uses

Loxapine is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (mental disorder in which patient interpret reality abnormally).

How it works

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

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Excessive thirst, Agitation, Blurred vision, Constipation, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Difficulty in urination, Headache, Increased saliva production, Insomnia, Slurred speech, Weakness, Weight gain, Weight loss

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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 29 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)