Compare fluphenazine vs. thiothixene
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Prolixin (fluphenazine) can stabilize your mood. It is used to find the right dose for you before moving to a long-acting injection.
Navane (thiothixene) isn't a first choice for treating schizophrenia because of the side effects, but it is cheaper than other medicines.
- Good at stabilizing your mood.
- Available in several oral and injectable forms, including a long-acting injection that is taken less frequently.
- Navane (thiothixene) is available in generic.
- Navane (thiothixene) is less likely to make you sleepy.
- Can make you sensitive to the sun.
- Can affect how your body regulates your temperature.
- Can make it difficult for you to control your movements if you've been on Prolixin (fluphenazine) for a while.
- Side effects include weight gain and high blood sugar.
- Navane (thiothixene) can cause low blood pressure, which can cause fainting or falls if you’re not careful.
- Smoking tobacco can make Navane (thiothixene) work poorly.
- Increased risk of death
People over 65 with dementia and psychosis
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Taking antipsychotic medications
- Higher risk of death
People age 65 or older with dementia and psychosis
- Drowsiness and sleepiness
Drinking alcohol, or taking opioids, benzodiazepines, or sleeping medicines