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loxapine

 [loks´ah-pēn]
a tricyclic antipsychotic agent, used as the hydrochloride and succinate salts; administered orally or intramuscularly.

loxapine

/lox·a·pine/ (lok´sah-pēn) a tricyclic dibenzoxazepine derivative used as the succinate and hydrochloride salts as an antipsychotic.

loxapine

[lok′səpēn]
an antipsychotic agent.
indication It is prescribed in the treatment of schizophrenia.
contraindications Parkinson's disease, concurrent administration of central nervous system depressants, liver or kidney dysfunction, severe hypotension, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are hypotension, liver toxicity, a variety of extrapyramidal reactions, and hypersensitivity reactions.

loxapine

Loxitane® A tricyclic antidepressant

loxapine

A TRICYCLIC drug used to treat psychotic disorders. A brand name is Loxapac.
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He presented a prospective, longitudinal, observational pilot study of 14 patients with personality disorders treated with a single 10mg dose of inhaled loxapine while experiencing acute agitation in a psychiatric emergency department or psychiatric ward.
Although classified as a typical antipsychotic, studies have suggested that loxapine acts as an atypical at low dosages.
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Only Loxapine, which like all other currently FDA-approved schizophrenia medications acts on dopamine receptors in the brain, increased neurons' ability to reach out and connect with their neighbors.
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A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has narrowly recommended approval of an inhaled, rapidly acting formulation of the antipsychotic loxapine as a treatment for agitation in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
has gotten approval for its Abbreviated New Drag Application of loxapine capsules, 5 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg and 50 mg, which are therapeutically equivalent to Loxitane capsules of the same strengths offered by Watson's branded pharmaceuticals unit.
Loxapine is a typical dibenzoxasepine antipsychotic with high affinity for binding to serotonin 5HT2 receptors, making it less likely to cause extrapyramidal side effects.
TABLE 3 Side effects of drugs commonly used to treat serious mental illness (1,5,9,25,33,60) DRUG CLASS AND EXAMPLES TYPICAL USE First-generation Positive antipsychotics symptoms; Chlorpromazine (Thorazine) ie, delusions, Trifluoperazine (Stelazine) hallucinations, Flulphenazine (Prolixin) aggression Mesoridazine (Serentil) Thioridazine Haloperidol (Haldol) Loxapine (Loxitane) Second-generation Positive antipsychotics (atypica