Loxapine

LOXAPINE
(loxapine succinate) Capsule

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Loxapine (loxapine succinate), a dibenzoxazepine compound, represents a subclass of tricyclic antipsychotic agents, chemically distinct from the thioxanthenes, butyrophenones, and phenothiazines. Chemically, it is 2-Chloro-11-(4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)dibenz[b,f][1,4]oxazepine. It is present as the succinate salt.

LOXAPINE (loxapine succinate) Structural Formula Illustration

LOXAPINE (loxapine succinate) BASE

Each capsule for oral administration, contains loxapine (loxapine (loxapine (loxapine succinate) succinate) succinate) succinate 6.8, 13.6, 34.0 or 68.1 mg equivalent to 5, 10, 25 or 50 mg of loxapine (loxapine (loxapine (loxapine succinate) succinate) succinate) base respectively. It also contains the following inactive ingredients: anhydrous lactose, benzyl alcohol NF, butyl paraben NF, edetate calcium disodium USP, gelatin, magnesium stearate, methyl paraben NF, polacrilin potassium, propyl paraben NF, sodium lauryl sulfate NF, sodium propionate NF, talc, and titanium dioxide. Additionally, the 10 mg capsule contains D&C Yellow 10 and FD&C Yellow 6, the 25 mg capsule contains D&C Yellow 10 and FD&C Blue 1, the 50 mg capsule contains FD&C Blue 1.

What are the possible side effects of loxapine (Loxitane)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using loxapine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, feeling like you might pass out;
  • restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck;
  • tremor (uncontrolled shaking);
  • trouble swallowing;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 8/19/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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