Loxitane Uses

Loxitane uses are primarily focused on the treatment of schizophrenia. It may also be combined with psychotherapy. The drug is believed to work, in part, by affecting dopamine levels in the brain. While Loxitane cannot cure schizophrenia, it can help control symptoms. Sometimes, a healthcare provider will recommend "off-label" Loxitane uses, such as treating agitation, dementia, or psychotic depression.

An Overview of Loxitane Uses

Loxitane® (loxapine) is a prescription medicine known as a "typical antipsychotic" that has been licensed to treat schizophrenia.
 
Schizophrenia is one of the most confusing and disabling mental illnesses. Although the causes of schizophrenia are not fully understood, it is currently thought that genetics and environmental factors play important roles. Depending on the type of schizophrenia (see Types of Schizophrenia), symptoms may include the following:
 
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Thought disorders
  • Disorders of movement
  • Speaking infrequently, even when forced to interact
  • Flat affect (immobile facial expression, monotonous voice)
  • Lack of pleasure in everyday life
  • A diminished ability to initiate and sustain planned activity
  • Poor executive functioning (the ability to absorb and interpret information and make decisions based on that information)
  • An inability to stay focused
  • Problems with working memory (the ability to keep recently learned information in mind and use it right away).
     
Although psychotherapy may be helpful for schizophrenia (see Psychosocial Therapy for Schizophrenics), medication is often essential to successful schizophrenia treatment. Loxitane can help improve the symptoms of schizophrenia.
 
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