Drug Interactions With LoxapineLoxapine can potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Loxapine).
What If I Take an Overdose?People who take too much loxapine may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Difficulty breathing
- Unusual body or facial movements
- Kidney failure.
If you happen to overdose on this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
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How Should It Be Stored?Loxapine should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. The capsules should be stored in an airtight container.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?If you do not take your loxapine as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
Alternatives to LoxapineThere are several alternatives to loxapine for the treatment of schizophrenia. In addition to other "typical" antipsychotics, there are newer, "atypical" antipsychotics. Atypical antipsychotic medications for schizophrenia include:
- Aripiprazole (Abilify®)
- Clozapine (Clozaril®, FazaClo®)
- Olanzapine (Zyprexa®)
- Paliperidone (Invega®)
- Quetiapine (Seroquel®)
- Risperidone (Risperdal®)
- Ziprasidone (Geodon®).
(Click Loxitane Alternatives for more information, including non-medication alternatives to this product.)