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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I am six weeks pregnant and take melatonin at night for sleep. Is melatonin safe during pregnancy? My doctor just took me off sinequan (doxepin) for sleep.
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
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
Half life: The half life (per epocrates) is 15.3 hours and 31 hours for its metabolite. ...Read more
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
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
3 to 10 days: Depends on the length of time and amount of dosage taken. ...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): 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
Can you take doxepin and magnesium together at bedtime or do they need to be taken at separate times?
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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