Loxitane (Loxapine Succinate) is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as schizophrenia). This medicine helps you to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. It can reduce aggression and the desire to hurt yourself/others. It may also help to decrease hallucinations (such as hearing/seeing things that are not there). Loxapine is a psychiatric medication (antipsychotic type) that works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances (such as dopamine) in the brain. This medicine should not be used to treat behavioral problems in older adult patients who have dementia. Take this medication by mouth, daily with or without food or exactly as directed by your doctor. If you are using the liquid form of this medication, carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/dropper and mix it in liquid or soft food (such as applesauce, pudding) just before taking. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. Although you may notice some improvement in your symptoms soon after starting this medication, it may take several weeks to months before you get the full benefit of this drug.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers Loxitane (Loxapine Succinate) from Canada also called Loxapac manufactured by Sandoz. Loxitane 10 x 1 ml injection is available in the strength of 50 mg/ml. We also offer generic Loxapine Succinate (Xylac-Pendopharm) tablets from Canada manufactured by Pendopharm in the strength of 2.5 mg, 10 mg and 25 mg.
The common side effects of Loxitane may include dizziness, problems with balance or walking;
swelling in your face; itching or rash; tremors, muscle twitching or stiffness; numbness, weakness; blurred vision; feeling restless or agitated; nausea, vomiting, constipation; dry mouth, stuffy nose; or insomnia. Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
• A light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
• Agitation, trouble sleeping;
• Confusion, slurred speech;
• Fast heart rate;
• Little or no urinating;
• Low white blood cell counts--fever, chills, mouth sores, skin sores, sore throat, cough, trouble breathing, feeling light-headed;
• Severe constipation;
• Seizure (convulsions);
• Severe nervous system reaction--very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, feeling like you might pass out;
• Uncontrolled muscle movements in your arms or legs, or your face (chewing, lip smacking, frowning, tongue movement, blinking or eye movement)
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Do not use Loxitane if you are allergic to Loxitane, or if you have decreased alertness caused by taking certain medications or drinking alcohol. Tell your doctor if you have ever had: epilepsy or other seizure disorder; low white blood cell counts; glaucoma; urination problems; blockage in your digestive tract; Parkinson's disease; heart disease; or breast cancer. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or you get pregnant. Using antipsychotic medication during the last 3 months of pregnancy may cause breathing problems, feeding problems, or withdrawal symptoms in the newborn. You should not breastfeed while using Loxitane. This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun. Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned or have skin blisters/redness. Before having surgery or imaging procedures, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication. This medication may make you sweat less, making you more likely to get heat stroke. When the weather is hot, drink a lot of fluids and dress lightly. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness which can increase the risk of falling. Other drugs may affect Loxitane, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using. Ask your doctor before using opioid medication, a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety or seizures. Some products that may interact with this drug include: metoclopramide, certain drugs used for Parkinson's disease (such as bromocriptine, levodopa, pergolide).
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