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Coming Off Doxepin
Doxepin (brand name sinequan) is an older prescription antidepressant (a "tricyclic" available generically) that is mostly used nowadays as a sleep aid. It also has anxiety-relieving effects. Common side effects include dry mouth, blurred vision, and constipation, but unlike many other prescription sleep ...Read more
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.
For depression/sleep: Doxepin (brand name sinequan) is an older prescription antidepressant (a "tricyclic" available generically) that is mostly used nowadays as a sleep aid. It also has anxiety-relieving effects. Common side effects include dry mouth, blurred vision, and constipation, but unlike many other prescription sleep aids, it is non-addictive.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Half life: The half life (per epocrates) is 15.3 hours and 31 hours for its metabolite.
No.: Capsules cannot be broken in half to get a smaller dose consistently. Speak with your physician about changing the medication or dosage.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Doxepin is like Elavil (amitriptyline) and can interact with several other meds such that even a low dose can be toxic and some people don't metabolize well. You should discuss with your prescriber your concerns. Never take more than instructed. If thinking of a suicide plan, tell them as well. It's not a pleasant nor sure thing and other help is available if this isn't working.
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. Symbiax is combination of Prozac & zyprexa, (olanzapine) used for depression with psychotic features, and is very sedating & causes weight gain.
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.
IC?: Depends on what you mean by "high" and I am not sure what you mean by ic but doxepin is an antidepressant and is more likely to be sedating and 25 mg is a very low dose