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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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What is the treatment for doxepin overdose?

What is the treatment for doxepin overdose?

Go to ER: Overdose on any tricyclic antidepressant is potentially life threatening due to the adverse effects on cardiac fucntion and lowering of seizure threshold. ...Read more

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What is the medication teflaro?

What is  the medication teflaro?

IV Antibiotic: It's an IV antibiotic in the cephalosporin class. It is used most commonly for MRSA and skin infections. It is pretty new. ...Read more

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What is the medication for hypertention?

What is the medication for hypertention?

Blood pressure: There are lots of medications for hypertension. Your doctor can choose the best for you. ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping medication prescribed?

What is the best sleeping medication prescribed?

Alternative to meds: I'm sorry, i'm not really answering your question. Still i hope I am helpful. Every sleep med has s/e and none is safe, or even effective when taken long-term. Best way to manage sleep problems (after making sure that all treatable emotional and physical causes are appropriately managed), is to follow good sleep hygiene. An example of what that means is here (from harvard) - http://tinyurl.Com/8c7vqlw. ...Read more

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What is the best ssri medication?

What is the best ssri medication?

No right answer: The best ssri is the ssri which works for you. How do we figure that out? Well: what worked before, or what worked for a close relative. We try that first. If that doesn't work, we try another. If that doesn't work, an snri or a tricyclic may be next. As far as overall efficacy, the ssri's are generally considered equal. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for elavil (amitriptyline) overdose?

What is the treatment for elavil (amitriptyline) overdose?

ER: Elavil (amitriptyline) is a dangeous medication in od. If you or someone you think took and od, i would call 911 and go to er. There can be heart irregularities with serious consequences. Discuss what dose you should be on and tell if it is not working. There is no home remedy for this od. ...Read more

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What BP medication is prescribed the most?

What BP medication is prescribed the most?

Don't know off: Top of my head as there are hundreds of BP meds, however, thiazides are first line treatment in most cases of which hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is most commonly used. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for mirtazapine overdose?

What is the treatment for mirtazapine overdose?

Professional eval: An acute "od" would have to be deliberate, and it would require emergency room care. Otherwise, "overdose" is a relative thing. Whomever is prescribing the remeron(mirtazapine) needs to discuss your experience with the medication, including benefits and possible problems. Meds of this type always need close clinical monitoring, especially in the early stages &when doses, or circumstances, change. ...Read more

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What is the medication atarax (hydroxyzine) typically used for?

What is the medication atarax (hydroxyzine) typically used for?

Itching: It is used for itching and for hives. It is used more at night because it makes you sleepy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for paroxetine overdose?

What is the treatment for paroxetine overdose?

Serotonin syndrome: When ppl overdose on an ssri, the clinical consequence is usually serotonin syndrome, which can manifest with a fever, sweating, mental status changes, myoclonus, etc. Depending on severity, patients can be hospitalized, given IV fluids, benzodiazepines (to reduce agitation and/or myoclonus), Cyproheptadine (blocks serotonin), and other interventions to control body temp, vitals, etc. ...Read more

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What is the medication zubsolv, and what conditions is it used to treat?

What is the medication zubsolv, and what conditions is it used to treat?

Zubsolv: ZUBSOLV (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual tablet is a schedule III prescription medicine used to treat adults who are addicted to opioid drugs (either prescription or illegal) as part of a complete treatment program that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy. It is similar to Suboxone and Bunavil. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for citalopram overdose?

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What is the treatment for citalopram overdose?

Celexa (citalopram) OD: Supportive treatment & gastric lavage.

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What is the classification for the medication methylphenidate?

What is the classification for the medication methylphenidate?

Stimulant: Methylphenidate is classified as a stimulant, even though it does not produce "stimulantion" in child with or without adhd. Other stimulants are amphetamine and methamphetamine and modafanil, plus one (pemoline) that now is off the market. All are thought to act by increasing brain Dopamine activity, but the exact effects on the brain are more complex than that. ...Read more

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What is the typical dosage of atarax (hydroxyzine)?

10-50 mg.: Atrax is usually used in 10 or 25 mg pills.Depending on how tired you get and what dose you need to suppress itching Atarax (hydroxyzine) can used from 10 mg up to 150 mg per day if necessary. It will make most people sleepy and is used at night. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for remeron (mirtazapine) overdose?

Professional eval: An acute "od" would have to be deliberate, and it would require emergency room care. Otherwise, "overdose" is a relative thing. Whomever is prescribing the remeron(mirtazapine) needs to discuss your experience with the medication, including benefits and possible problems. Meds of this type always need close clinical monitoring, especially in the early stages &when doses, or circumstances, change. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sertraline overdose?

What is the treatment for sertraline overdose?

SERTALINE OVERDOSErx: The treatment involves pumping the stomach to get unabsorped med out of the stomach, activated charcoal administration.And basically supportive therapy.Iv fluids, maintainig bp, airway &respiration by ventilation if needed.There is no antidote and dialysis, hemoperfusion or exchange transfusion is of no value. ...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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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Sinequan (Definition)

Sinequan is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more