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Name of the generic: loxapine (oral) LOX-a-peen [LOX-a-peen]
Classification of drugs: Miscellaneous antipsychotic agents

What is Loxitane?

Loxitane is an antipsychotic drug that is prescribed to treat schizophrenia.Loxitane is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Loxitane

Contact a medical professional immediately. See a doctor immediately If you experience symptoms of the presence of an allergic reaction, like hives-like symptoms trouble breathing, or the swelling of your lips, the tongue, or face.Long-term or high doses of loxipine could cause serious movement disorders that might not be reverseable. The longer you take Loxitane, the more likely you are to suffer from this disorder, especially when you're a female or a senior.

Loxitane can cause severe adverse effects. Contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • Uncontrolled muscle movements that aren't controlled in your legs or arms or even your facial expressions (chewing or smacking your lips, eye movements, frowning, tongue movements, blinking, or eye movements);
  • High heart rate;
  • You feel lightheaded, like you're about to pass out.
  • Disorientation, speech slurred;
  • Agitation or trouble sleeping;
  • Seizure (convulsions);
  • Very little or no urine;
  • Extremely constipation;
  • Low white blood cell count low white blood cell counts, fever, chills, and mouth sores. Skin open sores, sore throat, cough, difficulty breathing, feeling lightheaded or
  • Nervous system reactions that are severe, very rigid (rigid) muscles, and high fever sweating and confusion, rapid or irregular heartbeats, tremors, and a feeling that you could be struck with a stroke.

Common adverse consequences of Loxitane could include:

  • Issues with balance or walking
  • The appearance of swelling on your face;
  • Itching or a rash
  • Shaking, muscles moving, or stiffness
  • Numbness, eakness;
  • Blurred vision
  • Being agitated or uneasy;
  • Nausea, vomiting, constipation;
  • Dry lips and stuffy nose
  • Insomnia.

This isn't an exhaustive list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Ask your physician for medical advice regarding adverse reactions. If you have any concerns, report them to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.


It is not recommended to take Loxitane when you are experiencing a decline in alertness due to drinking certain medicines or alcohol.Loxitane has not been recommended for use in older adults suffering from dementia-related psychosis.

Before you take this drug

It is best not to take Loxitane when you have an allergy to Loxitane or amoxapine or are less alert due to drinking certain medicines or alcohol.Loxitane can raise the chance of dying in people suffering from psychosis related to dementia and is not approved for use in this manner.

Inform your doctor if you ever had:

  • Epilepsy or any other seizure disorder
  • Low white blood cell (WBC) count;
  • Glaucoma;
  • Problems with urination;
  • Obstruction in the digestive tract (stomach and intestines);
  • Parkinson's disease;
  • Heart disease
  • Breast cancer.

Inform your doctor if you are expecting or becoming pregnant. Utilising antipsychotic medications in the final 3 months of pregnancy can result in breathing or feeding issues. It could also cause withdrawal symptoms in newborns.It is not recommended to breastfeed during the use of Loxitane.

How to take Loxitane?

Make sure you follow the entire instruction on the label of your prescription and read all the medication guides or sheets of instructions. The doctor might alter your dosage. Make sure you take the medication precisely as directed.It is possible that you will not feel better as soon as you begin taking Loxitane. Contact your physician if your symptoms don't improve or if they worsen during the course of taking this medication.Keep at room temperature, far from heat, humidity, and light.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you are able, but avoid your missed dosage if you are close to the time of the next dose. Don't have two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.Overdose symptoms can include shallow or weak breathing. It can also cause feelings of fainting or seizures (convulsions).

What should be avoided?

Avoid operating machinery or driving until you understand the extent to which loxitane can affect your body. Do not get up too quickly from a lying or seated position where you could be dizzy. The dizziness, or extreme dizziness, could cause fractures, falls, or other injuries.Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects may be experienced.Beware of becoming dehydrated or overheated in the heat of exercise or temperatures. Loxitane may reduce sweating and increase the risk of becoming vulnerable to a stroke.

Interaction with other drug

Utilising Loxitane together with other medicines that make you sleepy or cause breathing problems can result in dangerous or life-threatening adverse consequences. Ask your doctor prior to taking opioids, a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, or medication to treat anxiety or seizures.Other medications can affect Loxitane, such as medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Discuss with your physician all the medicines you are currently taking and any medication you begin or stop taking.




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