Loxitane belongs to a class of medications so called tricyclic antipsycotics. It is not know exactly how this medication works. It is used to treat schizophrenia.
Dosage and directions
Tell you doctor about all conditions you have and especially: if you have any allergies, you have a history of other mental problems, heart problems, glaucoma, difficulty urinating or risk factors for difficult urination, Parkinson disease, breast cancer, liver problems, brain growths or cancer, a stomach blockage, or seizures; you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement; you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding; you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement; you are dependent on alcohol or drink large amounts of alcohol regularly; you are very ill or weakened.
You should not use Loxitane if you have allergy to it or to other similar medications; you take sodium oxybate, you have severe central nervous system depression, you are in coma or have been sedated.
Possible side effects
The most common side effects are constipation, blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, nausea, stuffy nose, trouble sleeping, omiting, weight gain or loss.
Severe side effects incude Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); agitation; altered mental abilities, including lack of response to your surroundings; chills or persistent sore throat; confusion; dark urine; decreased urination; fainting or faintness; fast or irregular heartbeat; hyperactivity; increased saliva production; increased thirst; involuntary, uncontrolled muscle movements; menstrual changes; mental or mood changes; muscle twitching; numbness or tingling of the skin; restlessness; seizures; shortness of breath; severe constipation; slurred speech; staggering or shuffling gait; stiff or rigid muscles; sweating; tremor; unexplained fever; vision changes; yellowing of the eyes or skin.
Seek medical attention if one of the listed above symptoms occurs.
Tell your doctor if you take the folllowing medicines:
barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital), narcotics (eg, codeine), or sodium oxybate ( GHB) because the risk of side effects, such as severe drowsiness, may be increased ;anticholinergics (eg, trihexyphenidyl) because side effects of Loxitane may be increased; benzodiazepines (eg, lorazepam) because side effects may be increased by Loxitane.
If you miss a dose of Loxitane, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Symptoms of overdose include decreased urination; difficulty breathing; involuntary, uncontrolled muscle movements; loss of consciousness; seizures; severe or persistent dizziness. Seek medical attention immediately if you overdosed the medicine.
Store Loxitane at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Loxitane out of the reach of children and away from pets.
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