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In clinical trials, some of the most commonly reported side effects of loxapine inhalation powder included sedation, a sore throat, and a bad taste in the mouth. Most reactions to this drug are minor and don't require medical attention. However, notify your healthcare provider immediately if you develop any serious problems, such as uncontrollable body movements or difficulty passing urine.

An Introduction to Side Effects With Loxapine Inhalation Powder

As with any medicine, loxapine inhalation powder (Adasuve™) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with loxapine inhalation powder. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Serious Loxapine Inhalation Powder Side Effects

Some loxapine inhalation powder side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Problems breathing, including wheezing, shortness of breath, or coughing
  • Chest or throat tightness
  • Feelings of restlessness or an inability to sit still
  • Any abnormal body movements, such as tremors or rigid muscles
  • Spasms of the neck muscles
  • Involuntary, uncontrollable facial, tongue, or body movements
  • A fast heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Seizures
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Problems with coordination, walking, or balance
  • Confusion or difficulty seeing or speaking
  • Problems passing urine
  • Worsening of your glaucoma
  • Signs of a serious condition known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome, such as:
    • High fever
    • Stiff muscles
    • Confusion
    • Sweating
    • Increased or irregular heart rate or blood pressure
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
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