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How is loxapine different from the other schizophremia drugs?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
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In brief: Typical or Atypical?

Loxapine is generally considered a typical antipsychotic indicated for the treatment of acute and chronic schizophrenia.
It was reported that this medication was more effective than other antipsychotics is treating the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Subsequent studies, such as cochrane database syst rev. 2007 oct 17;(4):cd001943 have shown that it is as effective but no better than others.

In brief: Typical or Atypical?

Loxapine is generally considered a typical antipsychotic indicated for the treatment of acute and chronic schizophrenia.
It was reported that this medication was more effective than other antipsychotics is treating the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Subsequent studies, such as cochrane database syst rev. 2007 oct 17;(4):cd001943 have shown that it is as effective but no better than others.
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Loxapine/ Loxitane

Loxapine (Loxitane or Adavsuve) is a typical (older class) of typical antipsychotics which is used in the treatment of Schizophrenia.
It was initially argued that it behaved much like the newer, typical class of antipsychotics but this does not appear to have been borne out.

In brief: Loxapine/ Loxitane

Loxapine (Loxitane or Adavsuve) is a typical (older class) of typical antipsychotics which is used in the treatment of Schizophrenia.
It was initially argued that it behaved much like the newer, typical class of antipsychotics but this does not appear to have been borne out.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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