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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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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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Doxepin n Nifedipine er 60mg Would like uses for these meds and also to find out if either one could give severe dizzy spells and blackouts and fal?

Doxepin n Nifedipine er  60mg   Would like uses for these meds and also to find out if either one could give severe dizzy spells and blackouts and fal?

Yes: Yes, Nifedipine can cause severe orthostatic hypotension which may manifest with weakness and falls, while Doxepin can cause dizziness, among others. Discuss with your prescriber your symptoms. ...Read more

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Us it safe to use tramadol 400mg as needed, with doxepin 150mg @ bedtime? Recently diagnoses with sinus tachycardia? Doctor recently prescribed both.

Us it safe to use tramadol 400mg as needed, with doxepin 150mg @ bedtime? Recently diagnoses with sinus tachycardia? Doctor recently prescribed both.

Some caution: Combination may increase CNS depression, psychomotor impairment, cause low blood pressure, and rarly cases a syndrome of intense serotonin release that can be dangerous. Probably safe short tern in loe to moderate doses. ...Read more

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What would doxepin do to someone?

What would doxepin do to someone?

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. ...Read more

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What will the effects of doxepin be?

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. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: doxepin?

Please describe the medication: doxepin?

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. ...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

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