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Doxepin

Doxepin (Adapin, Sinequan, Zonalon)

Doxepin is an antidepressant used in the treatment of many types of depression: refractory depression, major depression, mixed depression anxiety, neurotic depression or spontaneous endogenous depression. It will cause sedation.

Benefits Seen

  • From the first day to one or two weeks

If Stop Taking

  • Do not stop without consulting your doctor and never abruptly

Overdose symptoms include

  • Agitation
  • Breathing problems
  • Coma
  • Delirium
  • Shock
  • Can be fatal!

Warnings

If stopped abruptly withdrawal syndromes have been reported with his medicine.

  • Do not take this drug if you are pregnant Do not take this drug if planning to become pregnant.
  • Do not take if you are breast-feeding.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this drug.
  • Do not give this drug to children
  • If over sixty only use drug in small doses and with close monitoring of it’s side effects and be careful when standing, the elderly sometimes fall when using this drug

Do not use if

  • You had negative reactions to this drug or any drug in this class in the past.
  • If you have taken or are now taking any MAO inhibitors in the last 14 days.
  • If you have a recent heart attack.
  • If you have narrow-angle glaucoma.

Inform your Doctor if

  • You had negative reactions to this drug or any drug in this class in the pass.
  • If you have history of epilepsy, diabetes, glaucoma or heart/liver disease.
  • If you have an overactive thyroid, or an enlarged prostate gland.
  • If you are taking any other prescription or non-prescription drug.
  • If you plan to be under anesthesia or having any surgery in the next few months, also if you will be under-going any medical tests.

Symptoms or Side Effects

Common

  • Constipation
  • Blurred vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Low blood pressure

Rare

  • Allergies
  • Confusion
  • Increased appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Irritation of tongue/mouth
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Palpitations
  • Ringing in ears
  • Seizures
  • Sexual problems
  • Skin rash

See doctor always

  • Allergies
  • Confusion
  • Low blood pressure
  • Seizures
  • Sexual problems
  • Skin rash.

See doctor if severe

  • Constipation
  • Blurred vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Irritation of tongue/mouth
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Palpitations
  • Ringing in ears

See doctor NOW

  • Seizures
  • Skin rash