Precautions and Warnings With Loxapine Inhalation Powder
Allergic reactions, drug interactions, and other problems can occur in some people using loxapine inhalation powder. For this reason, it's a good idea to talk to your doctor about the warnings and precautions before starting treatment. Loxapine inhalation powder is not suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any medications you are taking and any other medical conditions you have.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using loxapine inhalation powder (Adasuve™) if you have:
- Airway or lung problems, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Breathing problems, such as coughing, chest tightness, wheezing, or shortness of breath
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Heart problems, including heart disease, heart failure, or heart rhythm problems
- Had a stroke or heart attack
- Ever had a seizure
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Used loxapine inhalation powder before and had bronchospasm
- Difficulty urinating
- Parkinson's disease
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol regularly or use illegal (street) drugs.
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.