Compare Haldol vs. thiothixene

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Haldol (haloperidol)

Prescription only

Navane (thiothixene)

Prescription only
Helps control your thoughts, calm agitation, and stabilize your mood.

Haldol (haloperidol) is less likely to cause weight gain and sedation, but more likely to cause movement disorders compared to other antipsychotics.

4.1/ 7 average rating with 50 reviewsforHaldol
Treats schizophrenia.

Navane (thiothixene) isn't a first choice for treating schizophrenia because of the side effects, but it is cheaper than other medicines.

Upsides
  • Haldol (haloperidol) is available in a cheap, generic version.
  • A monthly extended-release injection allows for more convenient dosing than a daily pill.
  • Navane (thiothixene) is available in generic.
  • Navane (thiothixene) is less likely to make you sleepy.
Downsides
  • Haldol (haloperidol) is an older medicine and has a lot more problematic side effects compared to newer antipsychotics.
  • You might need routine blood tests and regular check-ups to make sure the medicine is working for you.
  • 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.
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Injection
  • Pill
Price
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Reviews
50 
38%
think this treatment is worth it
42%
think this treatment works well
34%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Haldol (haloperidol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Navane (thiothixene) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Increased risk of death

    Elderly patients with dementia

  • Heart problems

    History of heart problems

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Driving impairment

    Drinking alcohol

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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  • 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

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