Compare thiothixene vs. thioridazine
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Navane (thiothixene) isn't a first choice for treating schizophrenia because of the side effects, but it is cheaper than other medicines.
Taking Mellaril (thioridazine) is one of many options to treat schizophrenia if other medicines haven't worked, but there are some side effects which can be dangerous.
- Navane (thiothixene) is available in generic.
- Navane (thiothixene) is less likely to make you sleepy.
- Available in generic.
- Compared to other similar medicines, Mellaril (thioridazine) is less likely to cause problems controlling your movements.
- 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.
- Mellaril (thioridazine) is only recommended for schizophrenia if other medicines haven't worked because the side effects can be very dangerous.
- You have to take Mellaril (thioridazine) numerous times a day which can make it hard to remember.
- Mellaril (thioridazine) can interfere with your heartbeat, so your doctor might have you do annual tests with your heart to make sure it's healthy.
- 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
- Problems with the heartbeat
History of heartbeat problems
...and 2 more risk factors
- Increased risk of death in elderly people with dementia
People older than 65 years with dementia and psychosis
- Difficulty controlling movements
Long-term use of Mellaril (thioridazine)
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Taking antipsychotic medications
- Sleepiness and risk of falls
Drinking alcohol or taking narcotics
- Decreased white blood cells
History of low white blood cells