Also Known As: Loxapine, Loxapac, Loxitane
Loxapine (Loxapac, Loxitane) is a typical antipsychotic medication, used primarily in the treatment of schizophrenia. It is a member of the dibenzoxazepine class and as a dibenzazepine derivative, it is structurally related to clozapine (which belongs to the chemically closely akin class of dibenzodiazepines). Several researchers have argued that Loxapine may behave as an atypical antipsychotic.
Loxapine may be metabolized by N-demethylation to amoxapine, a tetracyclic antidepressant.