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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Doxepin 25mg capsule at a fixed time.
Doxepin 25mg capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Doxepin 25mg capsule 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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    Doxepine(25 mg)

    Uses

    Doxepin 25mg capsule is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety

    How it works

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

    Common side effects

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

    SUBSTITUTES FOR DOXEPIN

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    • SPECTRA 25 MG CAPSULE
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      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      Rs. 8.05/capsule
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      Rs. 80.50
      pay 42% more per capsule
    • DOXIN 25MG CAPSULE
      (10 capsules in strip)
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 5.65/capsule
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      Rs. 56.50
      save 1% more per capsule
    • SIDOPIN 25MG CAPSULE
      (10 capsules in strip)
      Shine Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 3.81/capsule
      Capsule
      Rs. 38.10
      save 33% more per capsule
    • PSYCHOPIN 25MG CAPSULE
      (10 capsules in strip)
      RKG Pharma
      Rs. 2.40/capsule
      Capsule
      Rs. 24
      save 58% more per capsule
    • XEPRICH 25MG CAPSULE
      (10 capsules in strip)
      Seagull Labs (I) Pvt Ltd
      Rs. 3.50/capsule
      Capsule
      Rs. 35
      save 38% more per capsule

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    Expert advice FOR DOXEPIN

    • Do not take the medicine, if you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine or to other tricyclic antidepressant drugs.
    • Do not take doxepin, if you have serious liver problems, difficulty in urination or glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye causing visual problems).
    • Do not take doxepin, if you suffer from mood disorders or mania; fits (epilepsy); or experience suicidal tendencies.
    • Avoid using doxepin, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding.
    • Do not drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery while taking this drug as it may cause drowsiness.
    • Avoid alcohol intake while taking this drug as it may increase the effects of alcohol.

    Frequently asked questions FOR DOXEPIN

    Doxepine

    Q.

    Is doxepin a tricyclic antidepressant, SSRI/ MAO inhibitor?
    Doxepin is a tricyclic antidepressant. It is not a SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) or a MAOi (monoamine oxidase inhibitor)

    Q.

    Is doxepin a habit-forming/addictive or narcotic drug?
    No. Doxepin 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

    Q.

    Is doxepin a sedative or sleeping pill?
    No. Doxepin is not a sedative or sleeping pill. However it might cause sleepiness as a side-effect

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    Is doxepin safe?
    Yes. Doxepin 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)

    Q.

    Does doxepin cause weight gain, sleepiness or hair loss?
    Doxepin may cause weight gain, sleepiness or hair loss. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor

    Q.

    Does doxepin help with pain or anxiety?
    Doxepin may be effective in the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain and anxiety.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)