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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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Is doxepin 10mg a good sleep aid for insomnia and what is the main side effects from it?

Is doxepin 10mg a good sleep aid for insomnia and what is the main side effects from it?

Doxepin: At higher doses, it works as an antidepressant, but at the dose u mentioned it is prescribed for sleep mainly. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor put me on 50mg of doxepin for itchiness (psoriosis) and sleep?

What do you suggest if my doctor put me on 50mg of doxepin for itchiness (psoriosis) and sleep?

I suggest: you discuss any concerns with your doctor, otherwise take the medication as prescribed. ...Read more

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10mg elavil (amitriptyline) for sleep/migraines. Have telogen effluvium from it. Doc switched to doxepin. Wont this cousin still cause hair loss?

10mg elavil (amitriptyline) for sleep/migraines. Have telogen effluvium from it. Doc switched to doxepin. Wont this cousin still cause hair loss?

Hair loss: Causes of hair loss include hormonal issues, local infection, trauma eg from hard hair brushes / hot air blow drying / dyes & chemicals, severe illness (during and months after), poor diet, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, etc. On very rare occasions ordinary medications may be involved, when used at high doses. OTC Biotin, Vitamin D & E, Omega oils orally and Minoxidil lotion topically may help. ...Read more

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I can't stay asleep at night. Md gave me 10mg of doxepin. Tried last night, didn't do much. Do i need to give this more time?

I can't stay asleep at night. Md gave me 10mg of doxepin. Tried last night, didn't do much. Do i need to give this more time?

Yes: It will take about two weeks of steady use for the Doxepin to build up a level in your system. You would need to take it nightly for that long in order to determine its effect. If it helps partially but not completely, the dose may need to be raised. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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