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how long does it take for doxepin to get out of your system?

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Dr. Antonio Cruz
Dermatology 15 years experience
Half life: The half life (per epocrates) is 15.3 hours and 31 hours for its metabolite.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Difference between paxtine and sinequan (doxepin)?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
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?

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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?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
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"?

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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).
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What are the side effects of doxepin?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Doxepin: This is an older tricyclic antidepressant -- so one effect is help with depression. But also there can be dry mouth, sedation (sleepiness), constipation, difficulty urinating, blurry vision, excessive sweating, etc. Small doses can help with sleep. New low-dose form called "silenor" got specific fda approval for this.

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