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

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 • MeditationYogaTai Chi ...Read more

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I had a fall last night after taking doxepin and restoril (temazepam) plus perphenazine/amitryptiline could that make so dizzy i could not stop mtself from fallin?

I had a fall last night after taking doxepin and restoril (temazepam) plus perphenazine/amitryptiline could that make so dizzy i could not stop mtself from fallin?

Too many meds!: It sounds like you took too many sedating medications at the same time -- plus doxepin, perphenazine, and amitriptylene can also cause orthostatic hypotension (lowered blood pressure when you try to stand, so that you end up dizzy.) hoping you won't do that again, and will work with your doctor for a safer solution to your sleep difficulties. ...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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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?

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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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