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Navane Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is thiothixene (Navane)?
- What are the possible side effects of thiothixene (Navane)?
- What is the most important information I should know about thiothixene (Navane)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking thiothixene (Navane)?
- How should I take thiothixene (Navane)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Navane)?
- What happens if I overdose (Navane)?
- What should I avoid while taking thiothixene (Navane)?
- What other drugs will affect thiothixene (Navane)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Navane)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Navane)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, dizziness, muscle stiffness or twitching, increased salivation, trouble swallowing, weakness, loss of balance or coordination, and fainting.
What should I avoid while taking thiothixene (Navane)?
Thiothixene may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Do not drink alcohol. Thiothixene can increase the effects of alcohol, which could be dangerous.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Thiothixene can decrease perspiration and you may be more prone to heat stroke.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Thiothixene can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
What other drugs will affect thiothixene (Navane)?
Before using thiothixene, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). You should not take thiothixene if you have drowsiness caused by other medications.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol);
- blood pressure medications;
- atropine (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm-Scop);
- bronchodilators such as ipratroprium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- glycopyrrolate (Robinul);
- mepenzolate (Cantil);
- bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), tolterodine (Detrol), or solifenacin (Vesicare); or
- irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, and others), or propantheline (Pro-Banthine).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with thiothixene. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about thiothixene.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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