What is Thiothixene?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Navane

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Thiothixene is used to treat schizophrenia and symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Although widely used in the treatment of schizophrenia for several decades, thiothixene is seldom used today in favor of atypical antipsychotics such as risperidone.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bipolar disorder 4 1
Increase effect of another treatment 3 3
Auditory hallucinations 1 0
Paranoia 1 3
Psychosis disorder 1 3
Psychotic depression 1 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 3
Moderate 4
Mild 3
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Thiothixene

Side effect Patients Percentage
Cognitive confusion 1
Dizziness 1
Dry mouth 1
Elevated blood pressure 1
Jittery feeling 1
Shakiness 1

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Why patients stopped taking Thiothixene

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Reason Patients Percentage
Side effects too severe 5
Change in health plan coverage 2
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
Personal research 1
See all 9 patients who've stopped taking Thiothixene

Duration

Stopped taking Thiothixene

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 3
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 9
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Thiothixene and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Fluphenazine (Prolixin) 1
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 1
Lurasidone (Latuda) 1
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) 1
Risperidone (Risperdal) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:
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