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A medication used to treat schizophrenia, Navane® (thiothixene) belongs to a class of drugs known as "typical antipsychotics." Though it is not entirely clear how Navane works, it is known that the medication blocks or lessens the effects of dopamine, a chemical in the brain. People with schizophrenia may have elevated levels of dopamine.
This medication is available in the form of a capsule and is generally taken one to three times a day. To help ensure a safe treatment process with Navane, your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history, including any other conditions you may have and if you are taking any other medications (including vitamins or supplements). This will help him or her decide if the drug is right for you.
(For side effect information, other drug warnings, and detailed dosing guidelines, click Navane.)
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