Dox 50mg Tablet

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Composition for Dox 50mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Dox Tablet

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Uses of Dox Tablet

Dox 50mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression and insomnia.
It is used in patients intolerant of or unresponsive to alternative treatment options for depression.
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Side effects of Dox Tablet

Common

Sleepiness, Blurred vision, Increased heart rate, Weight gain, Dry mouth, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Constipation, Difficulty in urination.

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How to use Dox Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Dox 50mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Dox Tablet works

Dox 50mg tablet increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

In Depth Information on Dox Tablet

Expert advice for Dox Tablet

  • The main dose should be taken at night as this drug may produce drowsiness or sleepiness.
  • It can take 4 to 6 weeks for Dox to start working.
  • You should continue the treatment for at least 6 months after you feel better to stop depression from coming back.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Dox, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks. You should not discontinue it abruptly.
  • Avoid driving or operating machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Dox, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Dox is very less.
  • It may be extremely dangerous in overdose.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Dox 50mg Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Dox 50mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dox 50mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Dox 50mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.

The baby should be monitored carefully for excessive sleepiness, and adequate weight gain.
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Driving
Dox 50mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or d
ecrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Dox 50mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Dox 50mg Tablet is recommended.

However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Dox 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with
liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dox 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Adamon 100mg Injection, TRANDOL 50MG INJECTION, Barbinol 20mg/5ml Syrup

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Doxepin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Dox 50mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Doxepin

Dox is a tricyclic antidepressant. It is not a SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) or a MAOi (monoamine oxidase inhibitor)
No. Dox is not a habit-forming/addictive or narcotic drug. It might however cause certain withdrawal effects when the treatment is stopped abruptly. Hence, it is advisable to consult your doctor before stopping the treatment
No. Dox is not a sedative or sleeping pill. However it might cause sleepiness as a side-effect
Yes. Dox is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
Q. Can I take doxepin with hydroxyzine, Ambien, Zoloft, Percocet, Wellbutrin, NyQuil, Atarax, Lunesta, and Prozac?
Doxepin should not be taken with Zoloft (sertraline), Prozac (Fluoxetine), Wellbutrin (bupropion), Lunesta (eszopiclone), NyQuil (cold and flu medication), Percocet (oxycodone, acetaminophen), Prozac (fluoxetine), Atarax (hydroxyzine) and Ambien (zolpidem)
Dox may cause weight gain, sleepiness or hair loss. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor
Dox may be effective in the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain and anxiety.
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Substitutes for Dox

No substitutes found for this medicine
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