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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Loxitane (Definition)

Loxitane is a medium strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug ...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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Found 2 medications that take away my mystery chronic body pain the day after taking them. Doxylamine succinate And diazepam, what could pain cause be?

Found 2 medications that take away my mystery chronic body pain the day after taking them. Doxylamine succinate And diazepam, what could pain cause be?

Take a deep breath: Some good news and some that can be difficult. The good news: You've found things that work, there's nothing seriously wrong or likely to worsen. The hard stuff is that you're suffering from tension/anxiety. The antihistamine helps you get better rest which can help neck and eye pain but can make you groggy. The Valium calms you but is best for specific stressful events. Find CBT therapy for help. ...Read more

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Will chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) interact with other medications?

Will chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) interact with other medications?

306 interactions: There are 306 drugs that are known to interact with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate).

Use this to check if any of the medications you're taking interact with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate):

http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/chloramphenicol, chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate).Html. ...Read more

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Can switching medication, metropolol tartrate to succinate, cause dizziness and fatigue; if it does will it last for a couple of days?

Can switching medication, metropolol tartrate to succinate, cause dizziness and fatigue; if it does will it last for a couple of days?

It's dose dependent: The difference between the tartrate and succinate formulation is the half-life (how long the medicine is active in your blood stream). Milligram for milligram, they're equivalent: e.g. 50 mg of met tart 2x a day is the same as 100 mg of met succ once a day. If your overall dose is increased, you could experience fatigue and dizziness till you get used to the new dose. Be sure your BP isn't too low. ...Read more

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I just noticed some hair loss on far head very little. Could this be from medications? I am taking metoprolol succinate. Been on it for 14 months.

I just noticed some hair loss on far head very little. Could this be from medications? I am taking metoprolol succinate. Been on it for 14 months.

Not likely: Angela, while any side effect can theoretically happen with any drug, hair loss is not a common side effect of metoprolol. One thing you may want to check is to make sure your thyroid levels are normal as that can impact both blood pressure and hair growth. I'd suggest a call to your primary care provider ...Read more

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Could doxylamine succinate (Equate Sleep Aid) create a false positive on a hair drug screen?

Could doxylamine succinate (Equate Sleep Aid) create a false positive on a hair drug screen?

No: There are virtually no false positives in hair testing, since it is done with GC/MS or other comparable sophisticated confirmatory tests. Doxylamine can cause false positives tests for Methadone and PCP on screening tests, but NOT on the confirmatory tests. ...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 is loxapine 25 mg different from a 2 mg?

Loxapine/ Loxitane: It appears that the lowest strength is 5 mg. ...Read more

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Have you ever tried loxapine? Any side effects?

Have you ever tried loxapine? Any side effects?

Loxipine/Loxitane: Loxapine (Loxitane or Adavsuve) is a typical (older class) of typical antipsychotics which is used in the treatment of Schizophrenia.
Side effects may include sedation, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, drowsiness, akathisia, extrapyramidal symptoms, distorted sense of taste, dry mouth, irritation of throat, tardive dyskinesia or neuroleptic malignant syndrome. ...Read more

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What is the process for withdrawal of loxapine?

What is the process for withdrawal 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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What is the procedure for withdrawal off loxapine?

What is the procedure for withdrawal off loxapine?

Slow over 6-8 weeks: Slow tapering of oral formulation over 6–8 weeks, especially when simultaneously beginning a new replacement antipsychotic. Rapid oral discontinuation may lead to rebound psychosis and worsening of symptoms. If antiparkinson agents are being used, they should be continued for a few weeks after Loxapine is discontinued. [see stahl]. ...Read more

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Help! Is 40 mg of loxitane (loxapine) a day a low dose to take?

Starting or regular: Dose? It usual dose is 60 to 100 mg per day in a divided dose. Dosing can go to 250 mg per day. Starting dose may be 20 mg per day in a divided dose. Ask your doctor who can put your dosage into perspective. ...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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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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Has anybody been on loxapine and cured their schizo?

Has anybody been on loxapine and cured their schizo?

Schizophrenia cure: Medications stabilize symptoms, and eventually lead to the maintenance phase from the acute phases, however, relapses are possible & cure is not existent. ...Read more

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What should be looked for if 600 mg of thorazine (chlorpromazine) was mixed with 100 mg of loxapine?

What should be looked for if 600 mg of thorazine (chlorpromazine) was mixed with 100 mg of loxapine?

Antipsychotics: Those are considerable doses of very potent (and rarely used) medications. .. Which essentially work on the same systems in the brain, so I'm slightly puzzled why you'd need both. Nonetheless, the largest concern for me would be extrapyramidal side effects, weight gain, somnolence, prolactin changes and tardive dyskinesia. Talk to your psychiatrist continually. .. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Any ideas if I can have one beer while taking loxapine 5mg?

Any ideas if I can have one beer while taking loxapine 5mg?

I don't suggest it: Loxapine is a major tranquillizer used in conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Beer is not good for either of those conditions. If you are truly talking about ONE beer, on occasion, it should not be a problem. However, my experience is that people say "one" when they mean 6 (or 12, or 24). Larger amounts of alcohol contribute to psychiatric problems and interfere with medications. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Loxapine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Loxapine allergy?

Loxapine Allergy: Loxapine (Loxitane & Adasuve) is a typical antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia / psychosis. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Loxitane (loxapine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Loxitane (loxapine) allergy?

Loxitine Allergy: Loxapine (Loxitane & Adasuve) is a typical antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia / psychosis. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Is 50mg of doxylamine succinate safe?

Is 50mg of doxylamine succinate safe?

Yes: The FDA approved, label dosages for insomnia are from 25-50 mg nightly. We use this medication off-label routinely to treat morning sickness in pregnant women at higher doses than this. Overall it is a very safe and well tolerated medication. It can cause urinary retention in older people with prostate or bladder issues though. ...Read more

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Is doxylamine succinate habit-forming?

Is doxylamine succinate habit-forming?

Unisom: Is not considered to be addictive in that there are no withdrawal side effects. Its use over a long period of time is not recommended as it has anticholinergic side effects that can interfere with memory, attention and ability to deal with outside stimuli. Do not take it with other sedatives or antihistamines like Zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more

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Is 50 mg of doxylamine succinate safe to take for sleep?

Is 50 mg of doxylamine succinate safe to take for sleep?

Doxylamine: Doxylamine is not a sleeping medication.
It is an Antihistamine which makes you drowsy
Conflicts with parents, relationships with turmoil and separations, peer pressure, work and finances can cause Anxiety and sleep problem
Trust your body to have sleep as it has done for 21 years
Exercise in evening
Use Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Tai Chi, Yoga, and Meditation, Music
See a Psychiatrist ...Read more

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How much Doxylamine Succinate mg does it take to kill you?

How much Doxylamine Succinate mg does it take to kill you?

Please seek help: If you or someone you know overdosed it is contemplating overdosing please seek help immediately. Symptoms of overdose are fever, confusion, dry mouth, racing heart, and delirium. ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Siris
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Loxapine (Definition)

Loxapine is a medium strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug ...Read more