Loxitane (Loxapac, Loxapine, Loxitane C, Loxitane IM)
Generic name: Loxapac
Brand names: Loxapac, Loxapine, Loxitane C, Loxitane IM
What is Loxitane?
Loxitane is a popular medicament that is known as an antipsychotics. It prescribed for the treatment of clues of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, including false perceptions (hallucinations or delusions).
Advise with your health care professional or pharmacist for more information about the curative effects of this product.
What important information should I know about Loxitane?
this drug may cause dizziness or coordination problems. Be very careful about climbing
- or operating machinery
- or driving
- or doing perilous activities until you know how you react to this medicament.Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Loxapine can decrease perspiration and you may be more prone to heat stroke.
The combination of alcohol and Loxitane may cause flushing and a fast heart rate. Use alcohol carefully during taking this medicine.
Continue to take this medication until the end of the cure corse, even if you start to feel better. Stopping the medication too early may worsen some conditions.
Always ask a physician before giving Loxitane to a child.
What should I tell my doctor before I take this drug?
Your doctor has to know about:
- heart disorders, heart attack, stroke, or seizures
- liver or kidney disease
- cardiovascular disease
- any allergies
- low white blood cell (WBC) counts
- seizures or epilepsy
- bipolar disorder (manic-depression)
- breast cancer
- an enlarged prostate or difficulty urinating
- pregnancy, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant
How to take Loxitane?
This medicament comes in the tab, capsule form to take by mouth.
The typical starting dose of this drug for adults and children over the age of 16 years is 10 mg. It should be taken two times a day, at regular intervals. The maximum recommended dosage is 250 mg per day.
This drug is taken with some water. You may take it on a full or on an empty stomach. In order to lighten stomach irritation and help your body absorb the drug is possible to combine with meals.
The tabs, capsules should be swallowed whole. Do not crush
- or break
- or chew
- or open them.
The dose of Loxitane depends on individuals and response to theraphy. It is obviously to ask your medical practitioner before to take this medicament. Follow your medical practitioner instructions strictly.
What should you do if you miss a dose of Loxitane?
If you forget to take a dosage of Loxitane, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
What should you do if you overdose of Loxitane?
Any drug taken large doses can have serious consequences. If you feel an overdose, inform your doctor straightway.
Overdose of Loxitane may may cause difficulty breathing
- or decreased urination
- or severe or persistent dizziness
- or involuntary, uncontrolled muscle movements
- or loss of consciousness
- or seizures.
What drug(s) may interact with Loxitane?
- antipsychotic medications
- tricyclic antidepressants
This is not a complete list of interactions. Detail information you may receive at your medic.
Consult health care provider about the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
What side-effects may occur?
- Allergic reaction ( skin rash or swelling; swelling of your face
- or throat
- or tongue
- or lips; difficulty breathing; hives; itching )
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep (insomnia)
- Increased saliva, excessive thirst
- Fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
- Mental, mood changes (loss of contact with reality, restlessness, confusion, hallucinations, blurred vision)
- Problems with breathing, chest pain
- Fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms
- Numbness, tingling in your hands or feet (tremor), very stiff (rigid) muscle, or spasms
- Indigestion, or upset stomach, bloating, stomach gas, pain or cramps
- Nausea, vomiting
- Changes in your menstrual periods
- Headache, dizziness, ringing in your ears or hearing loss
- Difficulty urinating (urinary retention), diarrhea
- Weight gain or stiffness
- Liver problems, yellowing eyes, skin
If these persist or worsen, notify your medic promptly. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. If you have other effects not mentioned above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
How should Loxitane be stored?
Store at room temperature 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F), tightly closed, away from sunlight, direct heat, and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom or near a sink. Avoid freezing. Keep Loxitane out of the reach of children and away from pets.