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Is doxepin effective for obsessive compulsive disorder?

Is doxepin effective for obsessive compulsive disorder?

Probably not: Ssris, anaframil, imipramine, & possibly topomax r usually used. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Doxepin (Definition)

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


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What are the uses of "doxepin"?

What are the uses of "doxepin"?

Antidepressant: Sinequan (doxepin) is the brand name was an antidepressant. Usually well tolerated. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for taking doxepin?

What are the reasons for taking doxepin?

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. ...Read more

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Is doxepin a type 2 antihistamine?

Is doxepin a type 2 antihistamine?

Strong antihistamine: Doxepin is an effective but sedating tricyclic antidepressant. This drug's sedating effect is significantly due to its powerful antihistamine effects. Most recently it has been marketed at lower dosages as a sleep medication. ...Read more

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How do i lessen the withdrawal symptoms of doxepin?

Slow taper: I would suggest using 1/2 dose for 2 weeks and then 1/4 tab for one week, every other day for 1 week and then off. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take benedryl and doxepin the same day?

Is it safe to take benedryl and doxepin the same day?

Drug interaction: There is no absolute contraindication to use both doxepin and benadryl, (diphenhydramine) but concomittent use may augement the side effecst of both medications like sleepiness, dry mouth, and urianary retention in elderly male and may affect the eye pressure/glaucoma ...Read more

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Can you have chest pain from abruptly stopping doxepin?

Can you have chest pain from abruptly stopping doxepin?

Unlikely: This would not be a likely scenario. Anything can happen but it really depends on how the doxepin was helping you and what symptoms it was alleviating. He can't have affect on Musca skeletal symptoms, and this could be a muscle pain. This is something best discussed with your physician ...Read more

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Is it possible for Doxepin to cause stroke like symptoms?

Is it possible for Doxepin to cause stroke like symptoms?

See your DR: If you think you may have a stroke, go to ER immediately. You fail to provide enough descriptive detail for any other advise. Doxepin can make you sleepy, dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation. The higher the dose, the more of these effects. What dose? How long? Which specific symptoms? Alcohol use? Other meds? How long having symptoms? Ever before? ...Read more

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How long should I stay on doxepin after my hives disappear?

It depends: It depends on why the Doxepin was prescribed in the first place. Please ask the physician who gave it to you. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Sinequan (Definition)

Sinequan is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more