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Dr. Samuel Siris
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Loxapine (Overview)

Loxapine is a medium strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug for psychosis (psychiatric drug).


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What is loxapine?

What is loxapine?

Conventional antipsy: Loxapine is a conventional antipsychotic used to treat sx of schizophrenia. Please ask your prescribing physician or a pharmacist as to reason why it was prescribed. ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Siris
14 doctors shared insights

Loxapine (Overview)

Loxapine is a medium strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug for psychosis (psychiatric drug).


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How do you discontinue the use of loxapine?

How do you discontinue the use of loxapine?

Slow Taper: Taking a patient off Loxapine is generally done as a slow taper over a few weeks. This taper is dependent upon the length of time taking this medication as well as the dose. One should be very observant for reoccurrence of any of the symptoms that were being treated. If hospitalized medications can often be tapered faster than in an outpatient setting. ...Read more

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Have you ever tried loxapine? Any side effects?

Have you ever tried loxapine? Any side effects?

Important Data: Loxapine is a first generation antipsychotic used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. It is equally effective as other medications in its class. The most significant side effects include excessive salivation and indifference to surroundings. Other side effects include tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, extrapyramidal side effects, tremor, gynecomastia and sedation. ...Read more

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What is loxapine?

Conventional antipsy: Loxapine is a conventional antipsychotic used to treat sx of schizophrenia. Please ask your prescribing physician or a pharmacist as to reason why it was prescribed. ...Read more

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Has anybody been on loxapine? What for?

Conventional antipsy: Loxapine is a conventional antipsychotic used to treat sx of schizophrenia. Please ask your prescribing physician or a pharmacist as to reason why it was prescribed. ...Read more

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How do you discontinue the use of loxapine?

Slow Taper: Taking a patient off Loxapine is generally done as a slow taper over a few weeks. This taper is dependent upon the length of time taking this medication as well as the dose. One should be very observant for reoccurrence of any of the symptoms that were being treated. If hospitalized medications can often be tapered faster than in an outpatient setting. ...Read more

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How is loxapine 25 mg different from a 2 mg?

How is loxapine 25 mg different from a 2 mg?

Important Data: Loxapine is a first generation antipsychotic used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. It is equally effective as other medications in its class. Loxapine is supplied as capsules in four strengths 6.8mg = 5mg, 13.6mg = 10mg, 34.0mg = 25mg and 68.1m = 50mg. As far as i know there is no 2mg capsule produced. ...Read more

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How is loxapine different from the other schizophremia drugs?

A class difference: There are generally two main classes of antipsychotic drugs: first and second generation. While it is generally true that there are no major differences in effectiveness between the two classes, second generation antipsychotics tend to have a less severe side-effect profile. This is especially true for a condition called tardive dyskinesia which is more common in first generation antipsychotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Loxitane (Definition)

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