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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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Loxitane (Definition)

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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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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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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?

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?

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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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 a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

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

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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