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As a type of antipsychotic medication, loxapine inhalation powder (AdasuveTM) is prescribed to treat acute agitation in adults who have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. It comes as a powder that is inhaled once every 24 hours, as needed. Your healthcare provider will show you how to use it correctly. Some of the potential side effects include sedation, a sore throat, and a bad taste in your mouth.
Before prescribing inhaled loxapine powder, your healthcare provider will need information on your medical history and any other drugs, vitamins, or supplements you are using. You should also talk to your healthcare provider before using this product if you are pregnant or have problems with your lungs or heart.
(To learn more about this antipsychotic drug, click Loxapine Inhalation Powder. This full-length article features information on how the drug works, important warnings, and more.)
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