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What Is Loxapine Used For?

How Loxapine Works

Loxapine belongs to a group of medications called typical (or first-generation) antipsychotic medications. It is not entirely known precisely how the drug works. However, it is known that loxapine blocks or lessens the effects of dopamine, a chemical in the brain, that may be elevated in people with schizophrenia.
Loxapine is not a cure for schizophrenia. It only helps to control symptoms (see Symptoms of Schizophrenia).

Is Loxapine Used for Children?

Loxapine is not approved to treat schizophrenia in children. Be sure to discuss with your healthcare provider the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.

Is Loxapine Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend loxapine for something other than schizophrenia. This is called an "off-label" use. Some examples of off-label loxapine uses include treatment of the following conditions:
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