Drug Interactions With Loxapine
Ativan, Requip, and Tegretol are a few of the medications that can interact with loxapine. Drug interactions such as these can lead to problems, including an increased risk of side effects or decreased drug levels in the blood. Before starting treatment, talk to your healthcare provider about the drug interactions with loxapine that may apply to you. Your dosages may need to be adjusted as a result.
Drug Interactions With Loxapine: An OverviewLoxapine (Loxitane®) can potentially interact with a number of other medicines. Some of the medicines that may lead to Loxapine drug interactions include:
- Amantadine (Symmetrel®)
- Apomorphine (Apokyn®)
- Bromocriptine (Parlodel®)
- Carbamazepine (Epitol®, Equetro™, Tegretol®, Tegretol XR®)
- Levodopa-containing medications (Parcopa®, Sinemet®, Stalevo®)
- Lorazepam (Ativan®)
- Pramipexole (Mirapex®) or pramipexole ER (Mirapex® ER™)
- Ropinirole (Requip®).
Loxapine Interactions ExplainedThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when loxapine is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Loxapine may decrease the effectiveness of medications taken for Parkinson's disease, including amantadine. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
Loxapine may decrease the effectiveness of medications taken for Parkinson's disease, including apomorphine. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.