Thiothixene (Novane) side effects, medical usesTweet
Brand Name: Novane
Uses of Thiothixene hydrochloride:
Thiothixene is classified as an antipsychotic medication and is used to treat schizophrenic patients that suffer from delusions, hallucinations, unorganized thought and hostility. Thiothixene may be prescribed by your doctor for other uses as well.
Navane® (thiothixene) is a thioxanthene derivative. Specifically, it is the cis isomer of N,N-dimethyl-9- [ 3-(4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)-propylidene] thioxanthene-2-sulfonamide.
How to Take Thiothixene capsule
Take this medicine as directed. It can be taken with or without food. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly without consulting with your doctor.
Side Effects of Thiothixene:
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
- dizziness or blurred vision
- dry mouth
- upset stomach
- weight gain
Warnings and precautions for Thiothixene
Before taking Thiothixene,
- Known hypersensitivity to the drug. It is not known whether a cross sensitivity between the thioxanthenes and the phenothiazines exists, but this possibility should be considered.
- Safe use in pregnancy has not been established. It should, therefore, not be used in women of child-bearing potential unless, in the opinion of the physician, the expected benefits of the drug outweigh the potential hazard to the fetus.
- Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Thiothixene may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities.
- Avoid becoming overheated during thiothixene therapy. It is easier to become dangerously dehydrated while you are taking thiothixene. Use caution in hot weather and during exercise.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially antacids, antihistamines, appetite reducers (amphetamines), benztropine (Cogentin), bromocriptine (Parlodel), carbamazepine (Tegretol), fluoxetine (Prozac), guanethidine (Ismelin), lithium, medications for colds, medication for depression, meperidine (Demerol), methyldopa (Aldomet), phenytoin (Dilantin), propranolol (Inderal), sedatives such as secobarbital (Seconal), trihexyphenidyl (Artane), valproic acid (Depakane), and vitamins.
- Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor) and other medicines and herbs that slow your actions and reactions. This includes sedatives, tranquilizers, mood stabilizers, or pain medicine. Talk with healthcare provider.
What to do if you take Overdose of Thiothixene?
Seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your local or regional poison control center.
What to do if you take Missed Dose of Thiothixene?
Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
How to Store Thiothixene:
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.