U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 48-year-old member asked:

can you advise me on doxepin name brand name what is it?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ian Cook
Dr. Ian Cook answered
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Sinequan (doxepin) and others: Doxepin is the generic name for a tricyclic compound that is used as an oral (pill) antidepressant medication, with brand names that vary with country, and include Sinequan, Deptran, Silenor, Adapin. It is also available as a topical preparation for dermatologic use as Prudoxin and Zonalon (doxepin).
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Doxepin: Sinequan (doxepin) for Depression & Silenor for insomnia.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Similar questions

A 46-year-old member asked:

Difference between paxtine and sinequan (doxepin)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Paxil/Sinequan: Both are antidepressants. Both are sedating. Paxil (paroxetine) is ssri, Doxepin is cyclic antidepressant.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the reasons for taking doxepin?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Several reasons: Doxepin is an older antidepressant. People may take this for its antidepressant effects. It could be given in lower doses to help with sleep or anxiety -- often along with a newer ssri antidepressant like zoloft (sertraline) or prozac. It can be especially helpful for people whose anxiety manifests in gastrointestinal discomfort. Recently, the fda approved a new, low dose formulation for primary insomnia.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What will the effects of doxepin be?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Doxepin: Doxepin (sinequan) is an old antidepressant used for major depression. It is now reintroduced in very low dose to help sleep, due to its sedative effect.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the uses of "doxepin"?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Depression, Anxiety : Doxepin is an old antidepressant that is infrequently used for depression because it can be very sedating. It can also be used for anxiety or sleep. Additionally, it is one of the strongest antihistamines on the planet and can be used for severe allergies (though this is infrequent as there are other meds that work well and have fewer side effects).
A 38-year-old member asked:

What would doxepin do to someone?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Depends on dose: Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Doxepin is a tricyclic antidepressant.  common adverse events can include nausea,  drowsiness,  tiredness,  nightmares,  dry mouth,  skin sensitive to sunlight,  changes in appetite or weight,  constipation,  difficulty urinating,  frequent urination,  blurred vision,  changes in sex drive/function,  excessive sweating.

Related questions

A 37-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 30-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
A 32-year-old female asked:
2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
A 35-year-old female asked:
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 49-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated May 11, 2015

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.