Loxapine Succinate Oral Capsule 10Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Loxapine Succinate: Oral capsule (10mg)

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Loxapine 10mg Cap
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Loxapine 10mg Cap
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: Watson 370 10 mg 

What is this Medicine?

LOXAPINE (LOX a peen) is used to treat schizophrenia. This medicine can help you to keep in touch with reality and reduce your mental problems.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Loxapine Succinate: Oral capsule(10mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Loxapine Succinate 10mg Capsule

NDC: 005271395
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Schizophrenia

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Agitation

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Loxapine Succinate 10mg Capsule

Reported Side Effects for Loxapine Succinate 10mg Capsule

Galactorrhea Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gynecomastia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
No Menstrual Periods Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High Prolactin Level Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Convulsions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Irregular Periods Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
No White Blood Cells Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Postural Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Loxapine Succinate 10mg Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Loxapine Succinate 10mg Capsule(Loxapine Succinate)
Alcohol and CNS Depressants(Loxapine Succinate)
Avoid alcohol-containing drinks while taking this medicine. Using this drug along with alcohol can lead to serious side effects. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking these drugs together. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you, and especially if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Loxapine Succinate 10mg Capsule(Loxapine Succinate)
Marijuana and Antipsychotics(Loxapine Succinate)
Marijuana smoke may decrease the effectiveness of Antipsychotics by increasing the elimination of Antipsychotic medications from the body. If you smoke Marijuana, Medical, notify your prescriber if you experience changes in mood (like agitation or hearing or seeing things that are not really there) that may indicate your Antipsychotic medication is not working as well for you. If you suddenly stop smoking Marijuana, Medical, this may increase the actions of Antipsychotics; notify your prescriber if you notice increased drowsiness, dizziness or other unusual side effects.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Loxapine Succinate 10mg Capsule(Loxapine Succinate)
Tobacco and Loxapine Succinate(Loxapine Succinate)
While rarely reported, Tobacco smoke may decrease the effectiveness of Loxapine by increasing the elimination of Loxapine from the body. If you smoke tobacco, notify your prescriber if you experience changes in mood (like agitation or hearing or seeing things that are not really there) that may indicate that Loxapine is not working as well for you. If you suddenly stop smoking tobacco, this may increase the actions of Loxapine; notify your prescriber if you notice increased drowsiness, dizziness, or other unusual side effects.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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