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What Is Thiothixene Used For?

How Thiothixene Works

Thiothixene belongs to a group of medications called typical (or first-generation) antipsychotic medications. In particular, it is part of a group of medications called thioxanthines, which are very similar to phenothiazines (another group of antipsychotic medications). It is not precisely known how thiothixene works. However, it is known that thiothixene blocks or lessens the effects of dopamine, a chemical in the brain. Dopamine may be elevated in people with schizophrenia.
 
Thiothixene is not a cure for schizophrenia. It only helps to control symptoms (see Symptoms of Schizophrenia).
 

Thiothixene Use in Children

Thiothixene is not approved to treat schizophrenia in children less than 12 years old. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using thiothixene in children.
 

Off-Label Thiothixene Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend thiothixene for something other than schizophrenia. This is called an "off-label" use. Some examples of off-label thiothixene uses include treatment of the following conditions:
 
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