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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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Hi im at my wits end can you please help im a long term sufferer of urticaria on massive doses of second generation antihistamines and doxepin and ?

Hi im at my wits end can you please help im a long term sufferer of urticaria on massive doses of second generation antihistamines and doxepin and ?

Chronic urticaria: Chronic urticaria can be very difficult to manage, and requires a specialist. If you have already seen an allergist but s/he is not very gifted at managing severe hives, you may need a second opinion from another one. There are a number of allergists who do this across the country, but some are more comfortable with hard cases than others. You may need more labs or different medications ...Read more

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What are the short- long-term effects of taking klonopin, doxepin, wellbutrion, seroquel, (quetiapine) armour thyroid, pravastatin, xanex, alcohol, marijuana?

What are the short- long-term effects of taking klonopin, doxepin, wellbutrion, seroquel, (quetiapine) armour thyroid, pravastatin, xanex, alcohol, marijuana?

Confusion: Mental status changes can take place. Be sure to generate a list of all meds and herbals and street drugs to distribute to all of your physicians to make sure that no medication dosing takes place without all informed. ...Read more

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How long does it take for doxepin to get out of your system?

How long does it take for doxepin to get out of your system?

Half life: The half life (per epocrates) is 15.3 hours and 31 hours for its metabolite. ...Read more

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

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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On doxepin 25mg for 4 days. Hate it. Last dose on 4/20. How long does it take to get out of system w/ that dose & timeframe? When can I safely drink?

Important: When psych medications are prescribed, it is very important to be in close touch with the prescriber. He or she can help one manage the side effects that are often most intense at the beginning, but often (not always) transient. In general there are alternatives to doxepin, if the side effects persist and are intolerable. ...Read more

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If my dizziness is related to the increase of my antidepressant doxepin would it go away if I lower the dose? How long would it take to notice?

If my dizziness is related to the increase of my antidepressant doxepin would it go away if I lower the dose? How long would it take to notice?

A week or so: Dizziness is common particularly at high doses of this medication. Low dose is 10mg -25 mg in my opinion. Does less for depression at lower doses so more typical 50mg+ is used. Side effects common. May take one week or more to get rid of side effects. Lower dose by no more than 25mg a week. ...Read more

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Been on doxepin for 12 yrs was doing slow tapering but suddenly stopped, how long does withdrawal symptoms last? Symptoms r dizzy headaches lethargic

Been on doxepin for 12 yrs was doing slow tapering but suddenly stopped, how long does withdrawal symptoms last? Symptoms r dizzy headaches  lethargic

Maybe not withdrawal: If you indeed tapered over a period of time it might not be withdrawal. The symptoms you are describing can be ones that occur with hyperventilation and anxiety. See your primary care provider ...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 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?

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

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Can the 10mg doxepin capsul be broken in half to take lower dose?

No.: Capsules cannot be broken in half to get a smaller dose consistently. Speak with your physician about changing the medication or dosage. ...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