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Is easy bruising by an antipsychotic medication called loxapine life threatening or am i ok to keep taking it?
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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer