Navane

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Navane® (thiothixene) is a thioxanthene derivative. Specifically, it is the cis isomer of N,N-dimethyl-9-[3-(4-methyl-l-piperazinyl)-propylidene] thioxanthene-2-sulfonamide.

NAVANE®
  (Thiothixene) Structural Formula Illustration

The thioxanthenes differ from the phenothiazines by the replacement of nitrogen in the central ring with a carbon-linked side chain fixed in space in a rigid structural configuration. An N,N-dimethyl sulfonamide functional group is bonded to the thioxanthene nucleus.

Inert ingredients for the capsule formulations are: hard gelatin capsules (which contain gelatin and titanium dioxide; may contain Yellow 10, Yellow 6, Blue 1, Green 3, Red 3, and other inert ingredients); lactose; magnesium stearate; sodium lauryl sulfate; starch.

Inert ingredients for the oral concentrate formulation are: alcohol; cherry flavor; dextrose; passion fruit flavor; sorbitol solution; water.

What are the possible side effects of thiothixene (Navane)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop taking thiothixene and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, feeling like you might pass out;
  • restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck;
  • tremor (uncontrolled shaking);
  • trouble swallowing;
  • ...

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Navane Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Navane

Generic Name: thiothixene (Pronunciation: THYE oh THIX een)

  • 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)?
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What is thiothixene (Navane)?

Thiothixene is an antipsychotic medication. It affects the actions of chemicals in your brain.

Thiothixene is used to treat schizophrenia.

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

What are the possible side effects of thiothixene (Navane)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop taking thiothixene and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, feeling like you might pass out;
  • restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck;
  • tremor (uncontrolled shaking);
  • trouble swallowing;
  • vision changes;
  • swelling in your hands or feet;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  • pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; or
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • dizziness or drowsiness;
  • feeling restless or agitated;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • breast swelling or discharge;
  • changes in your menstrual periods;
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation;
  • changes in weight or appetite;
  • dry mouth, increased thirst; or
  • impotence, loss of interest in sex.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about 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 this medication if you are allergic to thiothixene, or if you have a blood cell disorder such as anemia or low white blood cells or platelets, or if you have decreased alertness caused by taking certain medications or drinking alcohol.

Call your doctor at once if you have restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck.

Thiothixene can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.

Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.

Avoid drinking alcohol. You should not take thiothixene if you are under the effects of alcohol.

Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Thiothixene can decrease perspiration and you may be more prone to heat stroke.

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