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Amoxapine is used in the treatment of depression

How it works

Amoxapine increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

Common side effects

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

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Expert advice

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

Frequently asked questions


Q. What are the uses of amoxapine?
Amoxapine is used for the treatment of depression
Q. How does amoxapine work?
It acts by increasing the amount of chemicals (norepinephrine and serotonin) that is required to maintain normal mental balance
Q. Does amoxapine cause weight gain?
Amoxapine causes change in weight (increase or decrease).

Content on this page was last updated on 19 May, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)