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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

Dr. John Chiu
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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?

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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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What can I do for a medicine allergy?

What can I do for a medicine allergy?

Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment of a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more

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Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Depends: It depends on the medication. Some medicines are over the counter and some are behind the counter requiring photo id and signature. ...Read more

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I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more

Loxapine Allergy (Definition)

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


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Loxitane (Definition)

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