How Loxitane WorksLoxitane belongs to a group of medications called typical (or first-generation) antipsychotic medications. It is not entirely known precisely how the drug works. However, it is known that Loxitane blocks or lessens the effects of dopamine, a chemical in the brain, that may be elevated in people with schizophrenia.
Loxitane is not a cure for schizophrenia; it only helps to control symptoms (see Symptoms of Schizophrenia).
Loxitane Uses in ChildrenLoxitane is not approved to treat schizophrenia in children. Be sure to discuss the benefits and risks of using the drug in children with your healthcare provider.
Off-Label Loxitane UsesOn occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Loxitane for something other than schizophrenia. This is called an "off-label" use. Some examples of off-label Loxitane uses include treatment for the following conditions: