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While most people tolerate the drug well, it is possible to experience side effects while taking Loxitane. Reactions to the drug include drowsiness, weakness, and insomnia. If you are experiencing a worsening of psychotic symptoms, unexplained bruising, or signs of an allergic reaction, be sure to seek immediate medical attention. These side effects are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider.
An Introduction to Loxitane Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with Loxitane® (loxapine). However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience 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 Loxitane. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Possible Side Effects of LoxitaneLoxitane has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to those that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, some possible Loxitane side effects included:
- Problems walking
- Muscle twitching
- Hair loss
- Puffy or flushed face
- Dry mouth (see Loxitane and Dry Mouth)
- Nasal congestion
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty urinating
- Nausea and vomiting
- Weight gain or weight loss