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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

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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D'xd fibro&CFS. Years of misdiagnoses. On Wellbutrin, Lamictal, Klonopin, Topamax, Vyvanse, Seroquel, Adderall, Duexis, Doxepin, Butrans & Percocet. Too much @ 34 y/o How can I wean off these medications & what's best with my new diagnosis. I work f/t?

D'xd fibro&CFS. Years of misdiagnoses. On Wellbutrin, Lamictal, Klonopin, Topamax, Vyvanse, Seroquel, Adderall, Duexis, Doxepin, Butrans & Percocet. Too much @ 34 y/o How can I wean off these medications & what's best with my new diagnosis. I work f/t?

Polypharmacy: I am sorry for your misdiagnoses. You are on too many medicines including some that have similar indications. Your situation is quite complex. I would seek out a caring family doctor who can do a detailed psychological intake including the Beck's Depression inventory, the Beck's Anxiety scale, the Hirschfeld questionnaire for a mood disorder, and an Adult ADD inventory. Medicines could be tapered ...Read more

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What can you tell me about the drug doxepin HCl and it's side effects?

What can you tell me about the drug doxepin HCl and it's side effects?

Antidepressant.: Doxepin HCL belong to a class of antidepressants called Tricyclics. Some of the side-effects include dry mouth, constipation, drowsiness or sedation, hypotension, dizziness, difficulty initiating the urinary stream, depression, suicidal thoughts and weight gain. ...Read more

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Effects sinequan (doxepin) or symbax?

Effects sinequan (doxepin) or symbax?

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

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Tell me the difference between sinequan and seroquel (quetiapine)?

Tell me the difference between sinequan and seroquel (quetiapine)?

TCA vs neuroleptic: Sinequan is the brand name for doxepin, available generically for many years. It's a very sedating tricyclic antidepressant, now used mostly as a sleep aid. Seroquel is the brand name for quetiapine, available generically in the us since march 2012. An antipsychotic & mood stabilizer, it's also quite sedating. However, seroquel's potential medical risks argue against using it for sleep alone. ...Read more

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What is difference doxepin (silenor) & (sinequan)? What is dosage for insomnia for both types? Why both called doxepin? Seem very different.

What is difference doxepin (silenor) & (sinequan)? What is dosage for insomnia for both types? Why both called doxepin? Seem very different.

Doxepin = generic: Silenor and sinequan are both doxepin, the generic name for the medication. The only difference is the dosages. Silenor comes in 3 and 6mg strengths, but sinequan's smallest dose increment is 10mg -- and it's a capsule which can't be cut in half. Sinequan is fda-indicated for depression, not insomnia. Prescribing sinequan for sleep is an "off label" use; giving silenor is an indicated use. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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How many pills of doxepin 25mg pills would it take before you overdose?

How many pills of doxepin 25mg pills would it take before you overdose?

Depends: Doxepin is like Elavil (amitriptyline) and can interact with several other meds such that even a low dose can be toxic and some people don't metabolize well. You should discuss with your prescriber your concerns. Never take more than instructed. If thinking of a suicide plan, tell them as well. It's not a pleasant nor sure thing and other help is available if this isn't working. ...Read more

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Can u take citaloptam 20 mg & doxepin 25 mg at the same time & not over dose? 8

Yes: Both are low doses of antidepressants with complementary modes of action. In rare cases there can be cardiac irregularities that an ekg would be helpful with. ...Read more

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What are side effects of doxepin?

Variable: The most common side effect is sedation. It can also cause dry mouth, blurry vision, dizziness, and constipation. Doxepin can also affect the rhythm of the heartbeat, especially in an overdose. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of doxepin?

What are the side effects of doxepin?

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

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Could I take hydroxyzine and doxepin together?

Could I take hydroxyzine and doxepin together?

Yes: Just beware of the additive side effects such as drowsiness, dry mouth, constipation etc. ...Read more

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Can I still lose weight if I am on doxepin 300mg?

Yes: Although it may be more difficult, if you combine exercise with a better and more restricted diet, it is possible. ...Read more

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Can doxepin and melatonin be safely taken together?

Doxepin/Melatonin: Combination ok, but wondering if u would still need the melatonin if u took the Doxepin at bedtime? . Please discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could someone get high from ic doxepin 25 mg capsule?

IC?: Depends on what you mean by "high" and I am not sure what you mean by ic but doxepin is an antidepressant and is more likely to be sedating and 25 mg is a very low dose ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Doxepin overdose?

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

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I have been on 10 mg of Doxepin for about 3 months. Is it safe to stop taking Doxepin at this time?

Doxepin (Sinequan): 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:
• Diagnosis,
• Improvement in symptoms
• Therapy for stresses in life for coping skills.
• Breathing and Music Relaxation
• Visual Imagery
• Meditation
Yoga
Tai Chi ...Read more

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Can you take doxepin and magnesium together at bedtime or do they need to be taken at separate times?

Can you take doxepin and magnesium together at bedtime or do they need to be taken at separate times?

DO NOT SEE PROBLEM: There is unlikely to be major interaction, but absorption in bowel may be compromised due to the magnesium. However, nonetheless, this will be minor and your can take both together, ...Read more

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Was given doxepin 50mg for sleep but it's made me twitchy and anxious, discontinued 2 days ago but still feel bad, when will the effects wear off?

Was given doxepin 50mg for sleep but it's made me twitchy and anxious, discontinued 2 days ago but still feel bad, when will the effects wear off?

3-7 days: Depending on how long you were taking the 50mg dose. I suggest flushing out the medication with 8-10 glasses of fluid/day ...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?

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

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


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