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Loxapine Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is loxapine (Loxapine)?
- What are the possible side effects of loxapine (Loxapine)?
- What is the most important information I should know about loxapine (Loxapine)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking loxapine (Loxapine)?
- How should I take loxapine (Loxapine)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Loxapine)?
- What happens if I overdose (Loxapine)?
- What should I avoid while taking loxapine (Loxapine)?
- What other drugs will affect loxapine (Loxapine)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Loxapine)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Loxapine)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking loxapine (Loxapine)?
Loxapine may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Avoid drinking alcohol. You should not take loxapine if you are under the effects of alcohol.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Loxapine can decrease perspiration and you may be more prone to heat stroke.
What other drugs will affect loxapine (Loxapine)?
Taking loxapine with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can increase these effects. Ask your doctor before taking loxapine with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.
Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with loxapine, especially:
- bladder or urinary medicines such as darifenacin, tolterodine, solifenacin;
- bronchodilators such as ipratropium or tiotropium;
- cold or allergy medicine that contains an antihistamine;
- medication for Parkinson's disease; or
- medication to treat excess stomach acid, stomach ulcer, motion sickness, or irritable bowel syndrome.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with loxapine, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about loxapine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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