Woxepin 25mg Capsule

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Composition for Woxepin 25mg Capsule

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Medicine Overview of Woxepin Capsule

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Uses of Woxepin Capsule

Woxepin 25mg 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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Side effects of Woxepin Capsule

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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 Woxepin 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Woxepin 25mg Capsule at a fixed time.

How Woxepin Capsule works

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

In Depth Information on Woxepin Capsule

Expert advice for Woxepin 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 Woxepin 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 Woxepin, 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 Woxepin, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Woxepin is very less.
  • It may be extremely dangerous in overdose.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Woxepin 25mg Capsule
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Woxepin 25mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Woxepin 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Woxepin 25mg Capsule should be used with caution during lact
ation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
Woxepin 25mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Woxepin
25mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Linowin 2mg Injection, Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Tramazac HP 50mg Injection, Benadryl Dr Dry Cough Active Relief Syrup

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 Woxepin 25mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Doxepin

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