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Spectra 75mg Capsule

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Composition for Spectra 75mg Capsule

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Primary uses of Spectra 75mg Capsule

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Spectra Capsule

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Uses of Spectra Capsule

Spectra 75mg Capsule 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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Spectra Capsule side effects

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

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How to use Spectra 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. Spectra 75mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Spectra Capsule works

Spectra 75mg Capsule increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

In Depth Information on Spectra Capsule

Expert advice for Spectra 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 Spectra 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 Spectra, 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 Spectra, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Spectra is very less.
  • It may be extremely dangerous in overdose.
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Spectra Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Spectra Capsule
Alcohol
CAUTION
Spectra 75mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Spectra 75mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Spectra 75mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
The baby should be monitored carefully for excessive sleepiness, and adequate weight gain.
Driving
Spectra 75mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Spectra 75mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Spectra 75mg Capsule is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Spectra 75mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Spectra 75mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Spectra Capsule?uses

If you miss a dose of Spectra 75mg Capsule, 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

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Frequently asked questions about Spectra Capsule

Frequently asked questions about Doxepin

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

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Spectra with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Spectra with Moclobemide
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Moclobemide: Trima, Rimarex
Spectra with Moxonidine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Moxonidine: Moxilong, Moxcent, Moxovas, Moxopress
Spectra with Clobazam
SERIOUS
Spectra with Dapoxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Dapoxetine: Actinex, DA Sutra, Stay Tal, Dapoxy, Dapnex, Duraject, Appynite, Ristor, Dejac
Spectra with Pentazocine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pentazocine: Fortwin
Spectra with Terbinafine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis, Tzorg, Tinazen, Zygter, Terfast, Fluty TF, Terbit, Tinafine
Spectra with Venlafaxine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Venlafaxine: Venlift, Ventee, Venpad, Venlor, Venla, Flavix, Venjoy, Nutraport, Venlaway, Sentosa, Ventin, Veniz
Spectra with Nitrazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nitrazepam: Nap, Nitraz, Nzm, Sopor, N Tra, Nira, Hypnoril, Nitab, Hypnocent, Nite, Nitrosun, Nitavan
Spectra with Midazolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Midazolam: Medzol, Mezolam, Midfast, Fulsed, Midosed, Midzee, Benzosed, Megarest
Spectra with Nalbuphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nalbuphine: Rubuphine, Nalfy, Nacphin
Spectra with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Citalopram: Vocita, Olarc, Citopam, Cetadep, Cita, Topdep, Celica, Citalomine, Citalent, Citola, Cytop, Madam
Spectra with Diazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Diazepam: Peptica, Placidox, Shipam, Anxol, D P M, Paxum, Dizep, Starlium, Repam
Spectra with Butorphanol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Butorphanol: Butodol
Spectra with Ethylmorphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ethylmorphine: Dionindon
Spectra with Ritonavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune, Ritomax
Spectra with Phenobarbitone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Nytoin, Barbee, Gardenal, Fenobarb, Luminal, Beetal, Emgard
Spectra with Etizolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Etizolam: Etilax, Etirest, Etimark, Etizep, Etilaam, Solopose, Lam ET, Suprabenz, Sylkam, Etizoram, New Zomnia
Spectra with Chlordiazepoxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlordiazepoxide: Zepox, Anxibrium, Poxid, Peaceoxide, Anxon H, Equilibrium, Cloxide, Librel, Anxizide
Spectra with Primidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Primidone: Mysoline
Spectra with Clonidine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clonidine: Arkamin, Cloneon, Catapres
Spectra with Lithium
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lithium: Lithocent, Lisalt, Lithocap, Unicarb, Carbolith, Hethium, Zecarb, Lalithium, T Lith, Tricab
Spectra with Fluvoxamine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fluvoxamine: Voxinix, Uvox, Voxidep, Voxazen, Voxamin, Psyvoxin, Fluxam, Sorest, Fluvoxin, Fluvo
Spectra with Paroxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paroxetine: Parox, Pirotin, Paropex, Depaxil, Patriot, Xet, Parocen, Paroxee, Pxt, Praxet, Parot, Paxidep, Pxn, Emoxet, Paxiford, XL Paro
Spectra with Codeine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Codeine: Montokuf
Spectra with Cinacalcet
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cinacalcet: Capicet, Setz
Spectra with Rasagiline
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin
Spectra with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
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