Loxitane is indicated for the treatment of psychotic conditions like schizophrenia. It has an active component Loxapine Succinate. It is manufactured by a well-known pharmaceutical company, Lederle Laboratories (Pfizer Inc.) that offered it in a dosage of 25 mg. It is available for oral consumption as a conventional tablet.
Manufacturer: Lederle Laboratories (Pfizer Inc.)
Active Ingredient: The main active component of this medicine Loxapine Succinate. This medication is the succinate salt form of loxapine and antipsychotic agent that has antiemetic, sedative, anticholinergic, and antiadrenergic actions. It blocks the dopamine receptors at postsynaptic receptor sites in the limbic system, cortical system, and basal ganglia so as to reduce the hallucinations and delusions that are related to schizophrenia. It may also exert extrapyramidal side effects.
Indications: This medicine is indicated to treat certain mental/mood disorders like schizophrenia. I can help to think more clearly, reduce nervousness, and give positive energy to take part in everyday life. Loxitane reduces aggression and the desire to hurt yourself/others. It decreases hallucinations for instance hearing/seeing things that are not there. It is a psychiatric medication that helps to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.
Action Mechanism: Loxapine Succinate composed medicine works in the brain to treat schizophrenia. This medication Loxitane is also known as a first-generation antipsychotic or typical antipsychotic that rebalances dopamine. This drug shows some activity on serotonin to improve thinking, mood, and behavior.
Dosages: This popular brand medicine is available in a dosage as mentioned below:
- 25 mg: Take this medicine 2 to 4 times a day with or without food or exactly as directed by the doctor
Note: Given medication is not recommended to use in psychotic conditions related to dementia. It may increase the risk of death in aged people with dementia-related conditions. It should not be given to nursing mothers; it may harm the nursing infant.