Medicine Overview of Woxepin Capsule
Side effects of Woxepin 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 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.
Special precautions for Woxepin 25mg Capsule
Woxepin 25mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Woxepin 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.
Woxepin 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.
Woxepin 25mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,+more
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Woxepin 25mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Woxepin 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.
Woxepin 25mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients+more
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Woxepin 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 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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