Generic name: Thiothixene

What is Navane?

Navane (thiothixene) is a conventional antipsychotic medication. It works by affecting certain chemicals in the brain.

Navane is used to treat schizophrenia.

Navane may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Navane

Health Benefits

Navane is used to treat schizophrenia. It may also be used to treat other mental health conditions.

Some potential benefits associated with Navane include:

-Reduced symptoms of psychosis, such as hallucinations and delusions

– improved cognition

– improved social functioning

– reduced risk of relapse

Side Effects

Navane can cause side effects. Some are mild, while others are more serious.

Common side effects include:

-Drowsiness

-Constipation

-Dry mouth

More serious side effects include:

-Tardive dyskinesia (a condition characterized by involuntary movements of the face and body)

-Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a life-threatening condition that causes muscle stiffness, fever, and irregular heartbeat)

-Seizures

-Low blood pressure

It’s important to speak with your doctor about all potential side effects before starting treatment with Navane. If you experience any serious or concerning side effects, be sure to seek medical attention immediately.

Dosages

Navane is available in tablet form. It’s typically taken two or three times per day.

Your doctor will start you on a low dose and gradually increase it over time as needed. It may take several weeks to reach the effective dose.

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember unless it’s almost time for your next dose. In that case, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

Interactions

Navane can interact with other medications, herbs, or vitamins you may be taking. Be sure to speak with your doctor about all potential interactions before starting treatment.

Some drugs that may interact with Navane include:

-Antidepressants

-Anti-anxiety medications

-Narcotics

-Muscle relaxers

-Sleeping pills

Mechanism of Action

Navane works by affecting certain chemicals in the brain. It’s thought to block dopamine receptors, which may help to reduce symptoms of psychosis.

Navane is a type of antipsychotic medication known as a conventional antipsychotic. It’s also sometimes classified as a first-generation antipsychotic.

Navane is approved for the treatment of schizophrenia. It’s sometimes used off-label to treat other mental health conditions, such as bipolar disorder and Tourette syndrome.

Pharmacokinetics

Navane is absorbed well from the gastrointestinal tract. It has an elimination half-life of 24 to 36 hours.

When Navane is taken with food, it may take longer for the drug to be absorbed and start working. However, this difference is thought to be minimal and not clinically significant.

Navane is metabolized in the liver and excreted in the urine.

Alternatives to Navane

There are many other antipsychotic medications available. Some common examples include:

-Haldol (haloperidol)

-Loxitane (loxapine)

-Moban (molindone)

-Orap (pimozide)

-Serentil (mesoridazine)

-Thorazine (chlorpromazine)

-Trilafon (perphenazine)

Speak with your doctor about all potential side effects before starting treatment with Navane. If you experience any serious or concerning side effects, be sure to seek medical attention immediately.

Chemical Structure

Navane contains the active ingredient thiothixene. It’s classified as a conventional antipsychotic medication.

Thiothixene belongs to a class of drugs known as phenothiazines. Other medications in this class include chlorpromazine (Thorazine) and trifluoperazine (Stelazine).

Symptoms of Overdose

An overdose of Navane may be fatal. The main symptoms of an overdose include:

-Drowsiness

-Agitation

-Confusion

-Seizures

-Coma

If you think you or someone you know may have overdosed on Navane, seek medical attention immediately.

Treatment for an overdose typically involves supportive care. This may include monitoring vital signs and providing breathing assistance as needed. Medications may be given to treat seizures or other symptoms as necessary.