Medicine Overview of Doxepin Capsule
Side effects of Doxepin Capsule
Sleepiness, Blurred vision, Increased heart rate, Weight gain, Dry mouth, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Constipation, Difficulty in urination.
How to use Doxepin Capsule
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. Doxepin 25mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Doxepin Capsule works
Doxepin 25mg Capsule increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.
In Depth Information on Doxepin Capsule
Expert advice for Doxepin Capsule
- The main dose should be taken at night as this drug may produce drowsiness or sleepiness.
- It can take 4 to 6 weeks for Doxepin 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 Doxepin, 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 Doxepin, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
- The addiction/dependence potential of Doxepin is very less.
- It may be extremely dangerous in overdose.
Special precautions for Doxepin 25mg Capsule
Doxepin 25mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Doxepin 25mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
Doxepin 25mg Capsule is probably usafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.+more
The baby should be monitored carefully for excessive sleepiness, and adequate weight gain....
The baby should be monitored carefully for excessive sleepiness, and adequate weight gain.
Doxepin 25mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,+more
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Doxepin 25mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Doxepin 25mg Capsule is recommended.+more
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease....
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Doxepin 25mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients+more
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Doxepin 25mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Adamon 100mg Injection, TRANDOL 50MG INJECTION, Barbinol 20mg/5ml Syrup
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.
Frequently asked questions for Doxepin 25mg Capsule
Frequently asked questions for Doxepin
Doxepin is a tricyclic antidepressant. It is not a SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) or a MAOi (monoamine oxidase inhibitor)
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
No. Doxepin is not a sedative or sleeping pill. However it might cause sleepiness as a side-effect
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)
Doxepin may cause weight gain, sleepiness or hair loss. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor
Doxepin may be effective in the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain and anxiety.
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