Loxapine

What is Loxapine?

Loxapine is a typical antipsychotic medication, used primarily in the treatment of schizophrenia. Trade names for loxapine taken by mouth include Loxapac and Loxitane; the inhalable form is approved as Adasuve. The drug is a member of the dibenzoxazepine class and structurally related to clozapine (which belongs to the chemically akin class of dibenzodiazepines). Several researchers have argued that loxapine may behave as an atypical antipsychotic.

Loxapine may be metabolized by N-demethylation to amoxapine, a tetracyclic antidepressant.

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I am on Loxapine 10 mg and paroxetine 12.5 mg. Is loxapine a unique antipsychotic since it does not belong to phenothiazine or thioxanthene class?...

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The exact mode of action of loxapine has not been established,but a significant decrease in aggressive behaviour has been noted in animal and human...

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I was diagonized acute psychosis(sleeplessness,restless and behavioral problems) in 2005. Was on chlorpromazine and serenace for a couple of years...

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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

I understand that you are concerned about the treatment of your psychiatric problem....

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I was diagonized acute psychosis in 2005. Was on chlorpromazine and serenace for a couple of years but since I had 2 relapses I changed doctor who...

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Loxapine is an antipsychotic drug and SSRIs are newer antidepressants. There are many other newer antipsychotics...

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