Loxitane Drug Information
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Loxitane is an antipsychotic drug that is used to treat schizophrenia. This portion of the eMedTV library offers an in-depth look at the medication, including information on its uses, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
- Loxitane Side Effects
Possible Loxitane side effects can include weakness, hair loss, and drowsiness. This selection from the eMedTV archives provides a detailed list of side effects seen with the drug, including those requiring immediate medical attention.
- Loxitane and Dry Mouth
This page of the eMedTV library explains that dry mouth is a possible side effect of Loxitane, but there are several ways to obtain relief. This article also includes suggestions for minimizing this side effect if dry mouth with Loxitane occurs.
- Loxitane Uses
This eMedTV article describes Loxitane uses in detail, which are primarily concerned with treating schizophrenia. Off-label uses of the drug, such treating conditions like agitation and dementia, are also discussed, as is giving the drug to children.
- Loxitane Dosage
As this eMedTV article explains, people with schizophrenia are generally prescribed a twice-daily Loxitane dosage of 10 mg when beginning treatment with the drug. This resource also offers tips on when and how to take the antipsychotic medication.
- Loxitane Drug Interactions
Loxitane drug interactions can occur when it is combined with Parlodel or Ativan, among other things. This eMedTV segment lists several drugs that can interact with Loxitane and describes the negative effects that can occur as a result.
- Loxitane Warnings and Precautions
Loxitane can increase your risk of liver damage and eye damage. This selection from the eMedTV archives offers a detailed list of Loxitane warnings and precautions, and also provides information on those who should avoid the drug.
- Loxitane and Pregnancy
Loxitane is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This page of the eMedTV Web site discusses Loxitane and pregnancy, explaining the results of animal studies on the drug and the conditions under which it may be prescribed to a pregnant woman.
- Loxitane and Breastfeeding
It is not known if Loxitane would have any negative effects on a breastfed infant. This eMedTV article discusses Loxitane and breastfeeding in detail, including information on what to look for if your doctor recommends the drug while you are nursing.
- Loxitane Overdose
Signs of a Loxitane overdose include drowsiness, difficulty breathing, and low blood pressure. This eMedTV resource features in-depth information on how a Loxitane overdose is treated, as well as what to do if you believe you have overdosed.
- Loxitane Withdrawal
It is not recommended to stop Loxitane without your healthcare provider's approval. This page of the eMedTV Web site discusses the symptoms that can occur as a result of Loxitane withdrawal and explains how your doctor may wean you off the drug.
- Loxitane Alternatives
Loxitane alternatives can include therapy and other medications. This eMedTV page covers these alternatives in detail, explaining when they may be required and discussing what to do if you are not seeing the desired results with the drug.
- Alcohol and Loxitane
It is not recommended to drink alcohol while taking Loxitane. This eMedTV Web page talks about alcohol and Loxitane, including several reasons why the two should not be combined, as well as information on what to do if you do drink alcohol.
- Generic Loxitane
All the patents for Loxitane have expired, and generic Loxitane is currently available in several strengths. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at the medication, including a list of some of the companies that currently manufacture it.