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General Information on Thiothixene

Generic Name : Thiothixene

Pronunciation : thye- oh- thix'- een

Latest prescription information about Thiothixene. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y49.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Psychotherapeutics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Thiothixene

India- Fluanxol, Triperidol.
International- Navane.

Why is Thiothixene Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a tranquilizer, prescribed for schizophrenia.  It works by blocking dopamine receptors in the brain.

When should Thiothixene not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with bone marrow depression, severe drowsiness, and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Thiothixene?

The recommended initial dose is 2mg three times per day.

How should Thiothixene be taken?

It comes as a capsule and liquid, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Thiothixene?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of seizures, brain damage, brain tumors, breast cancer, blood disorders, liver problems, intestinal blockage, vision problems, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, alcohol abuse, depression, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or fainting, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.
• Avoid exposure to sunlight.
• Do not become overheated in hot weather; otherwise it may lead to heat stroke.
• Patient may develop with neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) with the following symptoms: fever, stiff muscles, confusion, abnormal thinking, fast or irregular heartbeat and sweating. If it is so consult with your doctor.

What are the side effects of Thiothixene?

•   Heart : Fast heart rate, low blood pressure, lightheadedness and fainting.
•  Central Nervous System : Drowsiness.
•   Allergic Reactions : Rash, itching, hives and photosensitivity.
•   Metabolic : Dry mouth, blurred vision, nasal congestion, constipation, increased sweating, increased salivation and impotence.

What are the other precautions for Thiothixene?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Thiothixene?

Store it at room temperature.

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