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Loxapine inhalation powder is prescribed for the treatment of agitation caused by schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. This antipsychotic medication works by blocking the effects of dopamine and other brain chemicals, which are believed to be elevated in people with these conditions. It comes as a powder that is inhaled, and is used under the supervision of a healthcare provider. Possible side effects include sedation and a sore throat.

What Is Loxapine Inhalation Powder?

Loxapine inhalation powder (Adasuve™) is a prescription medication approved to treat acute agitation in people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. It belongs to a group of medicines known as typical antipsychotics. Loxapine inhalation powder is unique because it is inhaled through the mouth. Other medicines approved to treat acute agitation are given as injections.
(Click What Is Loxapine Inhalation Powder Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, loxapine inhalation powder can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effets of loxapine inhalation powder include but are not limited to:
(Click Loxapine Inhalation Powder Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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