Thiothixene Oral Uses and How to Use

  • Uses

    Thiothixene is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as schizophrenia). This medicine helps you to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. It can reduce aggression and the desire to hurt yourself/others. It may also help to decrease hallucinations (such as hearing/seeing things that are not there). Thiothixene is a psychiatric medication (antipsychotic-type) that works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances (such as dopamine) in the brain.

    How To Use

    Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually 1-3 times daily or as directed by your doctor.

    Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. To reduce your risk of side effects such as drowsiness and shaking (tremor), your doctor may direct you to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor's directions carefully.

    Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day.

    Although you may notice some medication effects soon after starting, for some conditions it may take 2 to 3 weeks before you get the full benefit of this drug.

    Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Also, you may experience symptoms such as severe confusion and hallucinations. To prevent these symptoms while you are stopping treatment with this drug, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Report any new or worsening symptoms immediately.

    Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.