Loxapine Succinate is used as the main active component, which is a tricyclic dibenzoxazepine antipsychotic agent that shows antiemetic, sedative, anticholinergic, and antiadrenergic actions. It exerts its activity by restricting the dopamine receptors at postsynaptic receptor sites in the limbic portion, cortical system and basal ganglia so as to reduce the hallucinations and delusions. This medication also exerts extrapyramidal side effects.
Class of Drugs – Typical antipsychotic
Molecular Formula – C22H24ClN3O5
Molecular Weight - 445.9 g/mol
Working: Given active ingredient works in the brain to treat schizophrenia. This active ingredient Loxapine Succinate is a first-generation antipsychotic or typical antipsychotic. This component rebalances dopamine and acts on serotonin to improve thinking, mood, and behavior.
Uses: This typical antipsychotic medication is indicated to treat certain mental/mood disorders for instance as schizophrenia. This drug helps to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. It can decrease aggression and the desire to hurt others. It might help to decrease hallucinations includes hearing/seeing things that are not there. Loxapine is a psychiatric drug that acts by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances like dopamine in the brain.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This effective medication is used in a popular brand medicine as given below:
- Loxitane: 25 mg
This drug may cause sensitivity to the sun. Limit the time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Consult the doctor right away if experienced sunburned or have skin blisters/redness.