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Thiothixene Dosing

The recommended starting thiothixene dosage is 2 mg three times daily (for those with mild symptoms) or 5 mg twice daily (for those with severe symptoms). If necessary, your healthcare provider will increase or decrease your thiothixene dose. Among the factors that can affect thiothixene dosing are the severity of your schizophrenia and other conditions you may have.

An Introduction to Thiothixene Dosing

The dose of thiothixene (Navane®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The severity of your schizophrenia
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your thiothixene dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Thiothixene Dosing for Schizophrenia
The recommended starting thiothixene dose for schizophrenia is thiothixene 2 mg three times daily (for those with mild symptoms) or thiothixene 5 mg twice daily (for those with severe symptoms). Your healthcare provider may increase your dose up to thiothixene 60 mg total per day if necessary. Your healthcare provider may also lower your dose if you experience bothersome side effects. Some people may need to take the drug only once a day.

General Thiothixene Dosage Information

Some considerations for people taking thiothixene include:
  • Thiothixene comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth one to three times a day.
  • It does not matter if you take thiothixene with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Thiothixene should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or thiothixene dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking thiothixene without first discussing it with your healthcare provider (see Navane Withdrawal).
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