Drug Information for Thiothixene Capsules, USP (Sandoz Inc.): DESCRIPTION

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  • Thiothixene is a thioxanthene derivative. Specifically, it is the cis isomer of N,N-dimethyl-9-[3-(4-methyl-l-piperazinyl)-propylidene] thioxanthene-2-sulfonamide.

    The thioxanthenes differ from the phenothiazines by the replacement of nitrogen in the central ring with a carbon-linked side chain fixed in space in a rigid structural configuration. An N,N-dimethyl sulfonamide functional group is bonded to the thioxanthene nucleus.

    Each capsule for oral administration contains thiothixene, USP 1 mg, 2 mg, 5 mg or 10 mg.

    Inactive ingredients include gelatin, lactose (monohydrate), magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate, starch (corn), and titanium dioxide. The 1 mg and 5 mg may also contain FD & C Yellow #6 Aluminum Lake.

  • Drug Information Provided by National Library of Medicine (NLM).
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