Doxedep 25mg Tablet

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Composition for Doxedep 25mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Doxedep Tablet

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Uses of Doxedep Tablet

Doxedep 25mg 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 Doxedep Tablet

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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 Doxedep 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 Doxedep 25mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Doxedep Tablet works

Doxedep 25mg tablet increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

In Depth Information on Doxedep Tablet

Expert advice for Doxedep 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 Doxedep 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 Doxedep, 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 Doxedep, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Doxedep is very less.
  • It may be extremely dangerous in overdose.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Doxedep 25mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Doxedep 25mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Doxedep 25mg 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
Doxedep 25mg 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
Doxedep 25mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Doxedep 25mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Doxedep 25mg Tablet is recommended.

However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Doxedep 25mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Doxedep 25mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Linowin 200mg Injection, Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Adamon 100mg Injection, TRANDOL 50MG INJECTION

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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Doxedep 25mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Doxepin

Doxedep is a tricyclic antidepressant. It is not a SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) or a MAOi (monoamine oxidase inhibitor)
No. Doxedep 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. Doxedep is not a sedative or sleeping pill. However it might cause sleepiness as a side-effect
Yes. Doxedep 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)
Doxedep may cause weight gain, sleepiness or hair loss. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor
Doxedep may be effective in the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain and anxiety.
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