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food
alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Spectra 25mg capsule at a fixed time.
Spectra 25mg capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Spectra 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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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR SPECTRA 25mg capsule

    Doxepine(25mg)

    Spectra capsule uses

    Spectra 25mg capsule is used in the treatment of depression and insomnia.

    How spectra capsule works

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

    Common side effects of spectra capsule

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

    COMMON DOSAGE FOR SPECTRA 25MG CAPSULE

    Patients taking SPECTRA 25MG CAPSULE

    • 67%
      Once A Day
    • 25%
      Alternate Day
    • 8%
      Twice A Day

    SUBSTITUTES FOR SPECTRA capsule

    6 Substitutes
    6 Substitutes
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    • WOXEPIN 25MG CAPSULE
      (10 capsules in strip)
      RIVAN PHARMA
      Rs. 7.50/capsule
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      Rs. 75
      save 7% more per capsule
    • XEPRICH 25MG CAPSULE
      (10 capsules in strip)
      Seagull Labs (I) Pvt Ltd
      Rs. 3.50/capsule
      Capsule
      Rs. 35
      save 57% more per capsule
    • SIDOPIN 25MG CAPSULE
      (10 capsules in strip)
      Shine Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 3.81/capsule
      Capsule
      Rs. 38.10
      save 53% more per capsule
    • PSYCHOPIN 25MG CAPSULE
      (10 capsules in strip)
      RKG Pharma
      Rs. 2.40/capsule
      Capsule
      Rs. 24
      save 70% more per capsule

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    Expert advice FOR SPECTRA capsule

    • It can take 4 to 6 weeks for Doxepine 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 Doxepine, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Doxepine, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
    • The addiction/dependence potential of Doxepine is very less.
    • It may be extremely dangerous in overdose.

    Frequently asked questions FOR SPECTRA 25mg capsule

    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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    Q. 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)