Generic Name: Thiothixene



Navane (thiothixene) is a prescription medication used to reduce and manage the hallucinations, delusions, and other symptoms commonly associated with schizophrenia and related mental health conditions. Navane is not intended to be a cure for schizophrenia, but it may help relieve some of the symptoms you experience from the condition and make it more manageable. This drug works by blocking the activity of dopamine in the brain in order to help control extreme or disturbing thoughts, emotions, and behavior. It belongs to the typical category of antipsychotic medications.

Dosage FAQs

  • What is the safest way to take this medication?
    If you have been prescribed this medication, you will likely begin taking a low dosage to see how well you tolerate the drug. Your doctor may then increase the amount of medication you take each day to achieve the desired effect. This medication is usually taken one to three times per day and comes in capsule form. Continue to take this medication as directed by your doctor, even if you are feeling well.
  • I forgot to take my medication. What should I do?
    Take the dose you missed as soon as possible. However, if your regular dosing schedule indicates that it will soon be time for your next dose, then refrain from taking the missed dose. Never take a double dose of this medication as it may result in an overdose.
  • How do I know if I have overdosed on this medication?
    Common signs of overdose include sleepiness, dizziness, tension in the neck muscles, excessive salivation, low blood pressure, twitching, difficulty walking, difficulty swallowing, erratic and uncontrollable body movements, and loss of consciousness.
  • What should I do if I have overdosed on this medication?
    Call a poison control center immediately or seek emergency medical attention. Do not try to throw up unless instructed to do so by a trained medical professional.
  • How can I get the most out of my treatment with Navane?
    In many situations where psychotropic medication is prescribed to alleviate symptoms of a mental health condition, it may help to try and find a therapist or counselor to aid in treatment. Medication can be helpful for those struggling with debilitating symptoms, but psychotherapy combined with medication may yield better long-term results in managing and living with a mental health condition like schizophrenia. Psychotherapy allows a person to explore and learn about his or her condition in a safe place and develop positive ways to cope with symptoms when they arise.