Loxitane is used to manage the strong emotions, intrusive thoughts, actions, and apathy that may accompany schizophrenia. While this medication may provide relief from the symptoms of schizophrenia, it is not intended to cure the condition.
If a doctor or psychiatrist prescribes you an antipsychotic medication, you may get more out of your treatment by pairing your drug prescription with a type of psychotherapy. Prominent research indicates that psychotropic drugs paired with psychotherapy tend to produce the best results when symptoms require the use of medication. Drugs can be great for treating debilitating symptoms, but fail to address emotions, behaviors, and experiences tied to mental health conditions. Finding a qualified counselor or therapist you trust can help you better understand what you are experiencing and help you develop healthy ways to cope when symptoms arise or become triggered.
- How can I take Loxitane safely?
Most people start by taking a low dose of Loxitane, as prescribed by their psychiatrist or doctor. After the first week on this medication, a doctor may increase the amount of Loxitane a person takes each day to achieve the desired level of relief. A daily dosage higher than 250mg is not recommended. This drug is sold in capsule form and is usually taken two to four times per day. You may not notice immediate improvement when you first take this medication as it may take a few weeks to feel the full effects. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen after taking this drug.
- What should I do if I forget to take a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, you should skip the missed dose if you are already close to the time for your next dose of medication. Do not take a double dose of this drug in an attempt to make up for a missed dose. Taking too many capsules too quickly may lead to an overdose.
- What should I do if I overdose?
Get emergency medical assistance or call a poison help line immediately. Seizures, slowed breathing, slowed heartbeat, sleepiness, loss of consciousness, and erratic or uncontrolled body movements are all possible symptoms of overdose of Loxitane.