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3 to 10 days: Depends on the length of time and amount of dosage taken. ...Read more
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
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
Been on doxepin for 12 yrs was doing slow tapering but suddenly stopped, how long does withdrawal symptoms last? Symptoms r dizzy headaches lethargic
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
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
Symbax: Symbax is both an antipsychotic & selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant. It is used to treat Bipolar depressive episodes. Doxepin has been used to treat nerve pain medication, sleep problems, anxiety & depression. Although I don't tend to see it used for depression now a days. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Doxepin: Doxepin/ Sinequan may be dosed at an average of 100-300 mg daily for treatment of depression/ anxiety. An overdose is accidental or intentional ingestion or application of an excessive dose of a medication. Medications overdoses may be dangerous and may lead to death in some situations. ...Read more
I have been on 10 mg of Doxepin for about 3 months. Is it safe to stop taking Doxepin at this time?
Doxepin (Sinequan) is used to treat depression and anxiety.
10 mg of Doxepin/day is small dose. If symptoms of depression and anxiety have improved, it is ok to discontinue
Discuss with Psychiatrist:
• Improvement in symptoms
• Therapy for stresses in life for coping skills.
• Breathing and Music Relaxation
• Visual Imagery
• Tai Chi ...Read more