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It is not recommended that you combine alcohol and Navane. Consuming alcohol while taking Navane can increase your risk of side effects. Also, alcohol may worsen mental illness. If you have been prescribed Navane and do consume alcohol, you should not be afraid to talk with your healthcare provider about how to stop drinking.

Can I Drink Alcohol While Taking Navane?

Drinking alcohol while on Navane® (thiothixene) is not recommended. Combining alcohol and Navane can increase the risk and severity of several Navane side effects. Additionally, many people with mental illness are usually not recommended to avoid alcohol.

Alcohol and Navane Side Effects

Drinking alcohol may increase your risk of certain Navane side effects, such as drowsiness or low blood pressure (when sitting or standing up). You may also be more sensitive to the effects of alcohol if you are taking Navane. You may not be able to safely drink as much alcohol as you were used to drinking in the past.
Navane is approved to treat schizophrenia. Generally, it is best for people with mental illnesses to avoid drinking alcohol. Alcohol may worsen mental illness and is often a form of "self-medication."

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Alcohol and Navane

Although it is not recommended that you drink alcohol while taking Navane, you should not be afraid to discuss your alcohol consumption with your healthcare provider. Together, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about alcohol and Navane for your particular situation. If you do drink, your healthcare provider can also suggest ways to help you stop drinking.
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