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Dothiepin

Information

Uses

Dothiepin is used in the treatment of depression

How it works

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

Common side effects

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

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Expert advice

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


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