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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 should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking thiothixene (Navane)?
Thiothixene is not for use in psychotic conditions related to dementia. Thiothixene may cause heart failure, sudden death, or pneumonia in older adults with dementia-related conditions.
You should not use thiothixene if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
- a blood cell disorder such as anemia, low white blood cell counts, or low platelets; or
- drowsiness, slow breathing, weak pulse, or decreased alertness caused by taking certain medications or drinking alcohol.
To make sure you can safely take thiothixene, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
- epilepsy or other seizure disorder;
- heart disease;
- a history of low white blood cell (WBC) counts;
- a history of breast cancer; or
- if you are addicted to alcohol.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
Taking antipsychotic medication during the last 3 months of pregnancy may cause problems in the newborn, such as withdrawal symptoms, breathing problems, feeding problems, fussiness, tremors, and limp or stiff muscles. However, you may have withdrawal symptoms or other problems if you stop taking your medicine during pregnancy. If you become pregnant while taking thiothixene, do not stop taking it without your doctor's advice.
It is not known whether thiothixene passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Thiothixene should not be given to a child younger than 12 years old.
How should I take thiothixene (Navane)?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
You may not start feeling better right away when you start taking thiothixene. For best results, keep using the medication as directed. Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve during treatment.
You will need regular medical tests to be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects. Visit your doctor regularly.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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