Thiothixene

Generic Name:Thiothixene
Brand Name(s):Navane

Thiothixene, a prescription antipsychotic medication, is used to treat schizophrenia. The drug is thought to work by blocking or lessening the effects of dopamine, a chemical in the brain. Thiothixene is usually taken one to three times a day, and comes in the form of a capsule. While most people tolerate the drug well, side effects can still occur. It is also sold under the same generic name of Thiothixene. Thiothixene belongs to a group of medications called typical antipsychotic medications. Thiothixene is used primarily as a treatment for schizophrenia. While Thiothixene can help control the symptoms of schizophrenia, it is not a cure for the condition. The more of Thiothixene uses can include the treatment of agitation, dementia, and psychotic depression. Thiothixene is not approved to treat schizophrenia in children less than 12 years old.

How to use Thiothixene Capsules

  • Thiothixene comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth one to three times a day.
  • It does not matter if you take Thiothixene with or without food. If Thiothixene bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Thiothixene should be taken at the same time each day to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood.

Cautions before use Thiothixene Capsules

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have restricted with a special warning about the use of Thiothixene in elderly people with dementia a condition involving confusion; disorientation; and a loss of memory, intellect, and judgment or psychosis.
  • Thiothixene can cause tardive dyskinesia, a condition involving unusual, uncontrollable body or face movements.
  • Thiothixene can impair your mental or physical abilities to drive a car or operate heavy machinery as it causes drowsiness in patients.
  • Thiothixene can increase the risk of liver damage or eye damage.
  • Thiothixene can cause a drop in blood pressure (hypotension). In this position a person is likely to have lightheadedness or dizziness, or to faint.
  • Thiothixene can be a reason to worsen or cause seizures.
  • Thiothixene have been reported to cause low white blood cells.
  • Thiothixene is not considered as a safe drug to be used in pregnancy as it may cause harm to the unborn child.

Thiothixene Capsules Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Thiothixene are as follows:

  • Drowsiness
  • Insomnia
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Nasal congestion
  • Constipation
  • Increased sweating
  • Increased salivation (which can cause drooling)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased or decreased appetite
  • Weight gain
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Thirst
  • Swelling or water retention in the hands, legs, or feet

Interactions and Overdose of Thiothixene Capsules

When Thiothixene is taken with certain other medications such as Paxil, Mirapex, or Prozac, drug interactions can potentially occur. Thiothixene drug interactions can result in problems such as increased or decreased drug levels in the blood, as well as an increased risk of side effects.

Overdose symptoms that are commonly reported with this drug include twitching, dizziness, and muscle rigidity, among other things. If any patient thinks that he or she may have overdosed on Thiothixene, be sure to seek immediate medical attention.

 

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