Loxitane oral

Name: Loxitane oral

What is loxapine?

Loxapine is an antipsychotic medication. It affects the actions of chemicals in your brain.

Loxapine is used to treat schizophrenia.

Loxapine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important Information

You should not use loxapine if you have decreased alertness caused by taking certain medications or drinking alcohol.

Loxapine is not approved for use in psychotic conditions related to dementia. Loxapine may increase the risk of death in older adults with dementia-related conditions.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include weak or shallow breathing, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).

What other drugs will affect loxapine?

Taking loxapine with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can cause dangerous or life-threatening side effects. Ask your doctor before taking a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, prescription cough medicine, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.

Other drugs may interact with loxapine, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

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